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" I like the triangle. My first season, the whole first season, we played nothing but the triangle, so I know it pretty well. "
" I'm a good student. Just trying to learn as much as possible is how I picked up so many languages. "
" For the triangle to really work, everybody needs to be on the same page and know how to play it. "
" I'm adding moves to my post game. I'm really working on staying low. I'm working on my strength overall, especially my legs. That's going to help me defensively as well. "
" I will try to make my career as long as possible. For me, it's not about money, so I just love playing the game. "
" I know my game. I know what I need to get better at and be better at. "
" As a kid, I used to love roller coasters. I love adrenaline, love going faster. "
" Of course the defenders are trying to be physical with me. They look at me, 7-3, skinny, they try to be physical. "
" My quiet place is in the gym. When I feel like going to church, it's for me the MSG training facility and working on my game. "
" A coach I had in Spain, Scott Roth, he used to call me Zinger. He would yell at me all the time, 'Zinger!' It's just stuck in my head that I don't like that name. "
" I love New York. "
" We knew the European players that went to the NBA and had great careers, and we knew the ones that went and had terrible careers or finished early. We were prepared for a lot of criticism. "
" I think Carmelo is a great player. He makes players around him better. Whatever thing, whatever Carmelo wants me to do, I will do that out on the court just to prove that I'm worthy enough to be on the court with him, starting with the dirty jobs - just getting rebounds, getting shots, getting blocks, and just running the court. "
" That's something that I gotta prove - I don't like being labeled as 'soft.' I'm not soft. "
" I learned English from watching American movies and American series. And you'd watch the movie the first time and not understand anything. Then you'd watch it again, and you'd start understanding more and more, and that's how I learned English. "
" You can never really relax until you've signed that contract with your team. "
" If we can win games, it doesn't matter who is scoring. "
" I love Barcelona. Barcelona is a very, very nice city. "
" The first year was kind of hard for me. There was just too much attention, too much going on, and I really just wanted to focus on basketball. "
" I love playing ping pong. "
" I just really love the game. I'm very hungry, and I'm looking forward to playing in the best league in the world. "
" A good team needs time to play together. "
" I'm never really happy with anything I do. "
" New Yorkers aren't that friendly, but they're still pretty friendly, and they're hardworking, passionate people. "
" Don't worry about me; my moment will come. I'll be ready for it. I will work hard, and whenever it's gonna come, whenever the coaches are gonna trust me, I'm gonna be on court and give 100 percent. "
" New York City is crazy; there are people everywhere. New York is the best city in the world, I think. You have everything there. "
" I really wanted to get drafted by the Knicks, and it was a dream come true. I wasn't even hearing the boos that night. I was just having a special moment with my family, hugging them. "
" No one's comfortable with losing. "
" The only thing I focus on is just winning. Once we win, everyone remembers a winner. That's what I'm focused on. "
" I always try to stay aggressive. I always use my strengths and always work on my weaknesses to get better. That's just who I am. "
" I don't love the off-court stuff. But I know it's necessary. "