On Tracy McGrady:
"I hope McGrady stays because he could teach me a lot since he came out of high school too. I hope he stays, I would love to play with him. I hope the situation works out for him."
On playing for an expansion team:
"Life is full of challenges. You just have to knock them down one at a time. That's the fun part."
On teaming with Kirk Hinrich:
"We're both guards who can shoot and make things happen. Our games will complement each other very well."
On being compared to Magic Johnson:
"It feels good, but those are very big shoes to fill."
On his college experience:
"I believe playing in the Big 10 prepared me a lot for the NBA by playing against quality opponents every night. Mentally preparing for those teams is a lot like the process I will go through for the NBA opponents I will face."
On Ben Wallace's hair:
"I think we have two totally different looks going here. The fro is my primary fashion statement, whereas he switches from braids to the fro."
On leaving school early:
"Leaving Duke is kind of like leaving your family for a long vacation. I was very close with my coach and my teammates."
On playing with Vince Carter:
"He is going to give me a lot of support. He is an All-Star and I'm really glad to play for that guy -- he'll be the big guy, the veteran of the team, and I'll be the rookie."
"I like the warm weather. Every day you wake up and it's sun outside. It's a great feeling. You are in good mood all day."
On slipping out of the lottery:
"I thought I was going to go top 10, but it didn't go that way so I have to let every team above know what they missed out on."
On going to Atlanta:
"I like where I got drafted, but I was kind of shocked that I went so far back. I feel I have a lot to prove, to show people what I bring, but I'm going to play in a team aspect. I'm a team guy first."
On being traded to Orlando:
"It feels great to hear my name called, then it feels great to hear it called again. It tells me that somebody really wants me and needs me. I guess I can throw my jeans away, huh?"
On Mark Cuban:
"He is a good person -- he is so very exciting to know. He is such a great fan of the team."
On being selected in the first round:
"It's incredible, you know? To be picked by the Lakers is just incredible. I'm very proud of that and I'm very happy."