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That’s when I’m at my best: when I’m surrounded by good players.
You’re not going to reinvent yourself in the middle of a playoff series.
I had a column in high school for our school newspaper. I enjoy writing.
Out of high school, all I heard was ‘one dimensional,’ ‘can’t do anything but shoot.’
The Bulls are first class in every way: great people, organization, culture, and a great place to play basketball.
Not everyone gets to have one of the few super-dominant, all-pro, superstars in this league, and so playing with the pass and playing with space and playing quick is a really good backup.
Everyone wants to be liked.
Shooting is all about rhythm and confidence, and sometimes those are the last things that get there.
If you want to be a great team, you’ve got to be able to play 48 minutes.
Midseason trades are hard.
Chicago is an amazing place for sports.
I’m my own person and my own player. Not that I don’t admire other players and try and do similar things.
I have a hard time imagining a life without basketball.
I probably need to hold my emotions in check a little more, but that’s just part of my wiring, too.
Diving is cool to watch. Springboard or platform – it doesn’t matter.
If I see something in somebody, if it’s something similar in my shot, I feel like it’s the same type of thing in life. People who tell you what to do all the time or have all the answers for you, it’s like, ‘OK, whatever.’ But if you’ve gone through something in life, you can speak to something a little more.
I never casually shoot shots, ever. I shoot the same way every time. I shoot the same shots that I’d shoot during the game.
Well, the LeBron James of the world don’t come around very often. That’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing.
I’ll see some random guy and really like how he’s locking his wrist when he’s shooting or how a guy is catching the ball. It can be a little reminder that that’s something I have to think about today.
You can never expect things to happen like they did the last time. You still have to put in the work.
Do I consider the 2003 Draft class the best ever? Yes, absolutely!
Every game is its own thing in the playoffs. When you’re in them long enough, you understand. If a playoff series goes six or seven games, it’s like a rollercoaster. Your emotions are so up, then they’re so down. ‘You can’t do anything right! Then everything’s going your way!’
Anytime something is a little new and a little fresh, it’s going to be critiqued.
I don’t think I ever would have imagined having this career.
Teams are trying to get the advantage over the other team by what kind of reads we can get, how can we measure guys if they’re tired – all these things.
I feel like I’m a pretty good judge of character because I’ve had to judge a lot of characters.
There are definitely times during a game when you need someone to step up and make a play.
I love thinking about mechanics and having your mind agree with the mechanics. Sometimes you can shoot it correctly, but your mind doesn’t think that it’s right. So it’s like, how do you get your mind to trust that that’s the right way to shoot it.
I loved being 36.
I’ve never been a basketball prodigy. I’ve always had to work, earn my way. And that’s the way I want it to be.
If you shoot with mechanics where you’ve got your knees bending in all the way, you’re not using your hips properly, you get all of this tendinitis and knee pain.
I’ve played with a couple good shooters, but I’ve never been on a team where there’s been three, four, five, six good shooters. And I’ve always thought that nothing gets you open more than being surrounded by good shooters.
I’ve been on some really good teams.
Moments can change games; moments can create a run.
It’s easy to draw up isolation basketball – it’s not easy to draw up great motion offense with passing and cutting.
I watched the Bulls growing up. To be part of an organization like that is great.
I’ve been shooting my whole life. I don’t remember a team where I wasn’t playing basketball. It’s something I really enjoy, and I shoot for hours at a time.
In Atlanta, we ran a motion offense, so, obviously, I was on the move a lot.
You’re always trying to get better. You’re always tinkering. You’re always learning new things.
Draft night for me – I watched it in my dorm in college. And it started off with just me and a friend, because I knew I probably wasn’t going to get picked right away. I thought it was going to be a little later. But, you know, you watch the whole thing. You never know what might happen, so you gotta watch.
It hasn’t always been easy. There’s a lot of hard moments. Sometimes you learn from the end of the bench. Sometimes you learn from injuries. Sometimes you learn the most through the hard things. If you can keep a good attitude and keep on working, eventually situations change, and you can put those things to use.
The NBA is a beautiful job in a lot of ways. But for living stability, thinking you’re going to be somewhere for a long time, it’s not for that.
For me, I’ve never really thought of myself as labeled as a shooter or whatever. People can say whatever they want.
Shooting threes is always going to be what I do best.
The playoffs are a chess match, with adjustments every game.
Off-seasons hurt when you lose the last game.
It’s good to always try to learn and try to grow.
You don’t ever want to be a mechanical basketball player, but as far as technique and things, I like to have certain check points in my shot, certain things that I can count on and think about. It kind of helps me to be consistent.
Besides shooting, I think I need to work on everything. I need to get stronger, quicker, work on my ballhandling, and develop a go-to move.
I’ve played for some really good coaches, been on some really good teams. I learned a lot.
I’ve always believed the better the players I’m surrounded by, the better I am. I’ve never tried to think of myself as anything different. I know who I am as a basketball player and I’m never going to try to pretend that I’m more or less, but definitely not more.
My parents didn’t pay for college because we all got scholarships.
I’m not afraid of changing something to try to be better at it.
I know that I love the whole game of basketball, and that’s what I’ve always believed in.
If there’s a loose ball, dive on the floor. If you can take a charge, do that. The playoffs are all about scratching. Whatever it takes.