I want to win, I want to help this team. It doesn’t matter if I am starting or coming off the bench or if I’m the fourth point guard, at the end of the day. So it’s all right.

I’m going to go out there and compete every night. My teammates respect me, I’m good with that.

If coach decides to go a different way, I’ll be the same Jose Calderon. I just try to help my teammate — that’s all I can do. I’ve got nothing against Jerian or Langston. So I’m here to help them be better basketball players and hopefully have a long career in the NBA, that’s what I want to do, I want to help them.


Last year at this time Knicks guard Langston Galloway was playing in the D-League. 

Early on this season he leads the NBA in three-point field goal shooting.

“If you don’t put the work in, things don’t happen for you. A lot of people see that I’ve worked so hard to get to this point, but that’s not to say I’m going to stop now. I’m going to continue to prove myself and continue to prove that we can be a contender in this league. I just continue to strive on. (Playing in the D League shows that) there’s nothing given, you have to earn it. So I try to take every day and just go earn it, and everything will work out.”


Old School Entry

“All through high school, I practiced from June to September, four days a week, three hours a day; from September to March, I practiced three four hours a day Monday through Friday and five hours a day on Saturday and Sunday. In the fall, before basketball season began, I ran along the streets in town, through fields, over railroad tracks, down to the banks of the Mississippi and back. To improve my vertical leap, I wore weights in my shoes and jumped to touch the rim for four sets of fifteen jumps each, with alternating hands.”


Steve Serby of the New York Post sat down with New York Knicks rookie, Kristaps Porzingis:

I love what this kid says. What he stands for and his outlook.

Q: Tell Knicks fans why you won’t be a bust.
A: I think what sets me apart from those busts is that I love the game so much. However my career’s gonna start — I’m gonna be playing, not playing — I’m gonna have my mentality, just my work ethic, keeping that same discipline every day, just working until my moment comes. … I’m a student of the game. I will try to make my career as long as possible, for me it’s not about money, so, I just love playing the game.

Q: What is your definition of greatness?
A: Being a professional for a long time on and off the court. Not just being a professional, but you gotta be a great player on the court, and then just doing all the right things off the court. Just interacting with your fans, just having a fan base. … How you carry yourself off the court, that’s very important. And then the dedication on the court … those hours when nobody’s watching you when you’re working by yourself in the gym — that’s what separates good from great.

Q: Describe your mentality on the court.
A: How I prepare myself for the games is I want to be aggressive, I want to attack, I want to get fouled. That’s the thing I always go through before a game. But then I think about: If it doesn’t go my way, what are the things that I can do to help a team, get rebounds, get blocks, stuff that just working on the court you can get even if you’re not making shots.


On the Triangle Offense:

“It’s really hard to run the triangle with bad players because most bad players don’t understand the game. You’re not going to win with bad players running any system. But with the triangle you particularly have to have intelligent players who can be patient. And I’m not talking about math intelligence. I’m talking about basketball intelligence.”