There’ll be two stories on Griffin in tomorrow’s paper, but in the meantime, here’s a few more quotes from the 20-year-old’s conference call. He spoke in short, polite sentences and didn’t really expand on too many of the questions.
Read on for what we transcribed. In case you were wondering, he said he was “looking forward” to playing with the Clippers seven times. A good sign, it seems.
These are rough quotes and may be a word or two off at times.
I’m definitely excited about the opportunity, looking forward to getting in the gym and working and trying to help the team out.
No, I’m not worried about it at all. the past is exactly as you said, the past. nobody can change it, I’m just looking forward to doing what i can and changing the future.
I’m always gonna be motivated, my main motivation is to live up to my expectations. That’s all I need to motivate me.
I’m not really sure. They expect me to come in and contribute and try to make the team better.
I think right now the 4 position suits me the best, it’s the most comfortable for be. I’d love to over time be able to play the 3 a bit.
Hopefully I can just bring something that they don’t have, bring toughness… that’s something that I know I can always bring.
It’s been crazy, kind of a whirlwind, a lot of fun, something you only get to experience once. I’m very excited about the opportunity, looking forward to being in a different place and starting a new life there.
(I haven’t watched the Clippers on TV) a whole lot, being in Oklahoma. I’m familiar with their style a little bit, and I think i can fit into it.
I felt pretty solid. In the back of my mind i kept saying, don’t get too comfortable. I just tried to stay ready if it didn’t work out like that.
I definitely appreciate everything that we do all out there (in San Francisco) and it’s great, but I’m looking forward to working out with the Clippers.
That’s what I’m looking forward to most right not, getting familiar with everybody and having fun.
To be honest, I’m just looking forward to being in the NBA. Right now, my minds not concerned with being the biggest team.
My biggest strength is my rebounding and playing physical, getting on the glass. The thing i need to work on the most is my shot, something I’ve been working hard on and will continue to develop.
It was accidental. I didn’t think about it until right before the draft. Someone brought it up to me and said the next time you wear purple it would be a $5000 fine, so I’ll make sure I don’t make that mistake again.
Tonight I’m gonna relax with my family and wait and see what happens with my brother.
I’m excited about it, I’m not worried about it. i feel like we have a great group of guys on the clippers and I’m looking forward to helping them win games.