Media Day: Quotes
** I really don’t have any thoughts. I’m really not a Laker fan, so I don’t care. I don’t care. I care less about them, I’m worried about getting on this court and making our team better. Regardless of who they put on the court we have to compete against them, let them be in disarray mentally when we play them. So I don’t care. — Earl Watson on the nixed Chris Paul-to-LAL trade (KALL)
** I’m back. — Memo Okur (KALL)
** I’m a starter. I’m going to start. — Paul Millsap (DN)
** This is our team, so we gonna have to fix it. To myself, play five minutes, 20 minutes, whatever off the bench, I just wanna go out there and play, ’cause I feel like I owe this team ’cause I couldn’t play last year, so I just wanna go out there and make it up for my teammates, for my team. — Memo Okur (KALL)
** I had to pick that up because when I was in college Gani [Lawal] liked [the left] side of the floor, Brook Lopez [in New Jersey] liked that side of the floor, and now Al like that side of the floor. So I had to get on the other side…So I just said, y’all don’t come on this side then. — Derrick Favors, on developing his moves on the right side of the floor (KFAN)
** [media and Al talking about Chris Paul trade… *record scratch*] Al, you lead a pretty quiet life but in Minnesota, you had the suspension. You apologized for that, said you learned from it. I know you don’t want to talk about the personal stuff, but is it frustrating to have your name come up when you try and lead a quiet life? — The Trib’s Brian T. Smith (KALL)
** I gotta make my team and my teammates better. I’ve been the guy with the good numbers on the bad team all my career, and for once I want to be the guy with the OK numbers or good numbers with a winning team. — Al Jefferson (KFAN)
** I think I definitely can. I feel like at my size, my dribbling ability, my playmaking ability, I can definitely play point guard if I wanted to. — Alec Burks, on if he can play point guard (KFAN)
** She really don’t show her emotions like that, but I could tell deep down she was happy. The house we used to stay in, it wasn’t the best house, and the car wasn’t the best kind of car, but we made it through it and when I bought her that new house and that new car, I knew she was proud…I felt, words can’t describe how I felt for it. Just seeing her and my sister and my little brother walking into the house I bought them, it was just, I was excited for them. — Derrick Favors on buying his mom a new house (KFAN)
** “En-nis.” — Enes Kanter, asked to pronounce his name (KFAN)
** Locke: Do you have a car?
Locke: Do you have a driver’s license?
Locke: Are you going to get a driver’s license?
Kanter: Yeah, I’ll get a driver’s license.
Locke: Have you ever driven a car?
Kanter: In Kentucky the manager tried to teach me with a golf cart.
Locke: Do you have a driver?
Locke: Fes’ old driver needs a job. Is that the same guy?
Kanter: Oh yeah, I heard about him, yeah I heard a lot about him. (KFAN)
** My first option was always to come back here. I believe in loyalty; something that I think is lost in the NBA, is loyalty. That was the main thing for me, is come back and prove my loyalty and help this team get to a different place than we did last year. — Earl Watson on coming back to Utah (KALL)
** Media Day Unintentional Dirty Quote Machine Winner:
Enes I know is real big. I haven’t spent time with him, but just seeing him, he’s a big dude. He looks like he should be pretty good and hopefully a banger and I can’t wait to get playing with those guys. — Gordon Hayward (KALL)