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" I love playing ping pong. "
" It's tough to find time to get rest. "
" I just like boxing. "
" 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. "
" If we're winning, that's all that matters to me. If we're winning, I'll be happy. And that can help me grow. "
" I would like to dunk on Shaq. "
" 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. "
" If we can win games, it doesn't matter who is scoring. "
" I learned Spanish in five or six months. "
" My older brothers, they know how to keep my head straight and be thinking about what I need to do on the court. Now I have that in me, that mentality, that I want to get better and better every game. Thanks to them, they showed me the way. "
" Low ceilings, low doors. I hate that. Oh my God, it's the worst. This world is too small for me. "
" 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. "
" With my height, I probably wouldn't be able to make money playing pingpong, but I would just have fun with it. The table is too low for me. "
" I'm never really happy with anything I do. "
" I'm a student of the game. "
" I know my game. I know what I need to get better at and be better at. "
" I've got that European swagger. "
" I don't love the off-court stuff. But I know it's necessary. "
" New Yorkers aren't that friendly, but they're still pretty friendly, and they're hardworking, passionate people. "
" 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. "
" Whatever people want to call me, I'm cool with, except 'Zinger.' "
" Before I got to the NBA, I always flew coach - it was the worst time of my life. I remember being 14 or 15, and it was such a struggle to fit into those seats. "
" 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 loved the Lakers in '09 and 2010. I used to get up early with my brother Janis, and we watched them win the titles. "
" I'll keep growing as a player, keep working out, trying to become what I want to become. "
" Until that moment comes when the ball comes to me every time, I have to find a way to be effective with offensive rebounds, play hard defense, blocking shots. "
" I heard New York fans and people in New York are hard-working fans, so they want to see players work hard on the court. That's the first thing I've got to do. "
" The fans will talk about whatever. But when you're not doing your best, you're losing, you can't let all that get to your head. You focus and try to play hard. The fans, they will respect you for that. "
" 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. "
" Of course the defenders are trying to be physical with me. They look at me, 7-3, skinny, they try to be physical. "
" 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. "