I’ve always been a guy that likes to be the underdog. No one can tell me I can’t do something; I’m going to try to prove them wrong. In the NBA, it doesn’t matter where you are, if you can play they’ll come and find you.” 

On what he learned during his time spent in San Antonio with the Spurs:

“How to be a winner and a positive teammate. How to conduct myself on and off the court. There are things that I learned there that I’ve carried with me to this day. They’ve helped make me a better player here in Indiana.”