→Q: Where did the hand kiss after 3-pointers come from? What does it mean?→A: It doesn’t really have a background. I started doing it in high school with a few of my teammates.
→Q: You had a dunk in the first quarter that almost looked like you were trying to prove once and for all that you’re an athletic player and not just crafty. Is that a stereotype you’re looking to shatter?→A: I think I’ve always been able to jump a little bit. When the lane’s there I’m just going to try to finish it as best as possible. So whenever I get a chance to finish strong, that’s what I’m going to do.
→Q: How comfortable are you now after Orlando and one game in Las Vegas? Where do you feel you are?→A: I’m not 100 percent comfortable. There are some things I need to do with my teammates as far as getting to know each other on the court. But once we get it clicking and get on the same page, I think everything will come out smoothly. I’m really just trying to find my pace and adjust to how fast this game is.
→Q: Anything out of the ordinary for you or have things gone about as you expected?→A: No. It’s just a little bit faster. It’s only 24 seconds in the shot clock. And it’s so many ball screens being set you have to learn how to play different defenses and just move faster.
→Q: What are your goals for the rest of summer league?→A: Just to improve my defense and to improve as a basketball player. Work on certain things that I’m not used to doing. But nothing too major.