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" 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 know my game. I know what I need to get better at and be better at. "
" Low ceilings, low doors. I hate that. Oh my God, it's the worst. This world is too small for me. "
" One thing as a leader - you don't say something to say something. When you actually see something and need to talk to a guy, that's when you say it. It will come naturally. "
" At the end of the day the thing I want most of all is winning. "
" I listen to a lot of Drake and Meek Mill before games. "
" I know if I play hard and show that I want to be a Knick, I know the fans will accept 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. "
" As a kid, I used to love roller coasters. I love adrenaline, love going faster. "
" 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. "
" Believe it or not, I've never been on the subway. "
" I love the triangle. It's a great offense if you execute it well. "
" I just like boxing. "
" 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. "
" It's not a good feeling when you get booed. But I don't want to be good because somebody booed me. I want to be great player because that's the way I am. "
" 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 love Barcelona. Barcelona is a very, very nice city. "
" 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. "
" Us three brothers - me, Janis, and Martins - we made a bet. We all sat down and said we were going to grow our hair out. But after a month or two, they cut their hair. But I was too young to make the decision about whether I would get a haircut, so mine just kept growing. And it was so long that I decided I should start rocking those cornrows. "
" For the triangle to really work, everybody needs to be on the same page and know how to play it. "
" I believe whenever you're winning and doing the right thing, you're stats will be fine, and everything else will come in place. "
Doing The Right Thing
" Some girls are intimidated by my height, obviously. But a lot of girls do like it, so that's cool. "
" You can never really relax until you've signed that contract with your team. "
" I knew there were going to be boos if the Knicks drafted me. That's how New York fans are. "
" I'm a student of the game. "
" 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 have 'Friday.' I have 'Dinner For Schmucks.' And I have 'John Wick.' There are others too I can't think of now, but those are my go-to movies. "
" I'll keep growing as a player, keep working out, trying to become what I want to become. "
" 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 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. "
" I love New York. "