From Jason Kidd:

“He’s the glue. From day one, his voice, his work ethic, his being professional, he’s never wavered when things were bad. He just continued to keep working. I think that was what his teammates saw on a daily basis and they just followed suit. Once it turned, guys just continued to keep working. He’s been a great role model in that locker room, great leadership and voice. On and off the floor, he’s been a big part of our success.”


Gregg Popovich on the Spurs guard increased PT:

“He was a little fat ass. He had too much junk in the trunk. His decision making wasn’t great, and he wasn’t in great shape. He changed his entire body. He came back svelte and cut and understood you have to make better decisions, point-guard type decisions. He did all those things better and he earned it. He’s been real important to us, obviously.”