From Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich:
He’s a grown up. He’s a professional who really takes pride in what he does every day, (every) practice.
He came in and tried to learn the system quickly and asked a lot of questions. Even though he’s been in the league awhile, he was like new born in a sense.
That professionalism engenders leadership and it engenders respect from other players. That was established very quickly. That’s one of the first things I noticed about him.