A look back at some of the best quotes from the 2016-17 season
A look at some great quotes from one of the year’s biggest moments.
“We’re playing a different style, I’m just trying to be aggressive and make the most of it.”
– Josh Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder 2.
“I just want to get better every day, but I know we have a long way to go.
It’s going to take time, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
– DeMarcus Cousins, Washington Wizards 3.
“Just having my mindset, I just want my teammates to trust me.
I just have to go out there and do what I do.”- Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons 4.
“You can’t just go to the games and expect to play like that.
Just keep working and keep trying to improve.”
– Blake Griffin, Washington Capitals 5.
“That’s what I think I’m most excited about.
The last year, we just got to keep improving.”
– Jimmy Butler, Butler’s Chicago Bulls 6.
“A year ago, I felt like I could just dominate.
Now, I feel like I’m a much better player.
I’m trying to get to that level.”
– Isaiah Thomas, Toronto Raptors 7.
“It’s not just about getting better every single night.
You can’t look at this game as, ‘I need to shoot it like that, I need to score like that.’
You have to just do it, and that’s what we’ve been trying to do and continue to do.
I’ve got to just keep working.”
– Paul George, Indiana Pacers 8.
“Everybody wants to play at the highest level.
Everybody wants to get the ball in the basket and put the ball on the floor and be a good player.”
– Bradley Beal, Washington Wiz 9.
“The biggest thing is, everybody wants to be a part of it, but at the same time, you have to keep pushing and keep believing.”
– Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks 10.
“Being in the NBA is a whole different level.
It gives you more freedom, but also different challenges.
It keeps you focused.”
– Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers 11.
“For the last year and a half, we’ve just been getting better, and I think the guys have kept pushing us.
We feel like we’ve learned a lot.”
– James Harden, Houston Rockets 12.
“Our guys are really focused.
We’re all just trying our best every day.
It feels like we’re getting better.
Just like last year.”
– Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma Thunder 13.
“No matter how many times you see me on the court, I know I’m going to have a positive impact on my team and the team in general.
If I’m not out there on the game, I have to make the right plays.
That’s my biggest thing, and it’s just one of those things where you have confidence in yourself.”
– Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs 14.
“When I go out on the road, I want to try to win every game.
If we win every home game, that’s going on.”
– Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors 15.
“All the stuff that we’ve had in our locker room and all of our communication with each other, I think it’s been very good.
I think our teammates are just excited to have me around and be around me.
And they’re just really excited to see me play, too.”
– Nikola Jokic, Chicago Bulls (retired)