Dealing with being a free agent with a potential lockout looming:
You don’t know. You don’t like that feeling but at the same time you’ve just got to wait it out. It’s not under my control, it’s the NBA’s control about getting a deal done and things like that. So, I’m just waiting.
How he'll go about improving himself this summer:
This summer’s a different summer for me as far as just growing fully, peaking to where I truly need to be as far as a person and my game as a player. So mentally, I’ve been exercising my mind mentally because of what’s about to happen. I think this year, I’ve always said I needed to work on some part of my game, but this year was a year where mentally, I was not there mentally. My body was there, I wasn’t there mentally. You’ve got to work on every part. The mental game is the most important part to me. If you can’t focus in on what you need to do and don’t let other things distract you, then you can’t be the player that you need to be.
How much his poor playoff run weighed on him:
It bothered me a lot because I pride myself on playing good basketball, especially when you need it. Every postseason, I’ve played tremendously good, to the point it was like, ‘Wow.’ And this summer it didn’t happen because I felt mentally, I wasn’t ready and prepared enough for what was in front of me. I didn’t prepare for it well mentally, and it affected the way I played. That’s what I’ve been doing this offseason, just concentrating on that, making sure a postseason like that won’t ever happen to me ever again.