→How did you tear a tendon in your left thumb this summer?
"It was real fluke. I don’t even remember what actually did it. I just remember it was a dead ball after somebody got fouled (in the Orlando Summer League), but I don’t know if I hit somebody’s arm trying to turn or stop. I just remember jamming it and thinking it was a regular jam.”
→How has it impacted what you’re able to do on the floor?
"Not much actually. I did a lot with my cast on. Once I got my cast off I just had to make sure I had it wrapped to keep it protected. A couple of days before camp, I just started playing without anything on. So I’m just trying to get the feel for the ball and shooting. But it hasn’t really thrown me off.”
→What was the first week of camp like for you?
"It was good. It’s been tough. But individually I feel a lot better on the floor. I’m feeling more comfortable and confident. I’m talking a lot more. Just the small things are the things that I want to keep up and get better at during the season.”
→What are your goals heading into your second season?
"Just to take even more advantage of the time I get. And that basically means just being more consistent. Knocking down more open shots. Making the right plays. Not turning the ball over. Just doing those small things on the floor. Talking. Leading. Just doing that more often instead of second guessing.”