On toughest part of coming back from surgery: "Getting in a groove, getting in a rhythm -- but it’ll come. We still have two months until the beginning of the regular season. That stuff will come. I’ve really been able to do everything -- contact, my movements, my shot is there, my lift is there. Everything is coming along."
On pressure of a big contract after surgery: "[The media puts] the pressure on me. There’s no pressure on myself. What I went through, it’s a blessing in disguise, it allowed me to sit back, see things from a different point of view. Now I have to go out there and play basketball."