It was good for a laugh back then, I guess.
There is always room for improvement in every area.
I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come, ... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.
I caught up with a lot of family. I didn't do much in Croatia. Then I went back to Australia and tried to get back on the weights. It wasn't a circus like it was here before the draft.
I didn't have my best game. I have a lot of room for improvement. It was a decent effort. Not too bad. It was a lot of new adjustments to make. I didn't play my best in the first half but I got going in the second.
That's what we spoke about in the locker room, character in an NBA game. It's more crucial to play hard in the last minute than the first 39. Anything can happen in the final minute of an NBA game.
That's the NBA life for you. You've got no excuses not to be ready - get the smell off your body, ice on your knees and get back into it.
That's not my goal, to win rookie of the year. I don't care about that stuff. Individual goals. Usually, the rookie of the year doesn't make it to the playoffs. I'd rather make it to the playoffs.
I'm just trying to play hard. I'm just proving a point to myself that I can play in this league.
I've never had a buzzer-beating game-winner, but to do it in the NBA against the world champions is a great feeling. The guy I've always looked up to is Tim Duncan . So, to do this against his team is a great feeling for me.
[The Hawks] are dying to get me at No. 2. I've spoken to them a couple of times this week, and they're loving it. They're rolling around on the floor laughing about [the rumor] because they're gonna get me at No. 2.