"When I got into these workouts, and they wanted me to go by my man every time, I went by my man every time," he started. "You want me to make 60 percent of my shots, 70 percent of my shots? I made 60 or 70 percent of my shots. You want me to finish at the rim? I finish over the rim. "You want me to get guys involved with assists? I get guys involved with assists. You want me to defend and not let people in the lane? I defend and I don't let people in the lane. What more do you want me to do?"
"I got the call (from Pelicans GM Dell Demps) that I was going, and I was like, 'Wow, I feel almost at home.' When we interviewed, I felt like I was talking to my dad, (Pitino), my friends or all my former coaches. It was very homely. I'm glad to be a part of that organization. I'm ready to work."