Ronny Interview With WarriorsWorld.net
Initial reaction to finding out you were traded to the Knicks? Who called you to tell you the news?
I was made aware of the possibility of the trade happening by my agent. He told me that everything depended on the choice of Lebron James. Initial reaction was surprised. Never been in this situation before.
What will you miss most about playing with the Warriors? What will you miss most about the Bay Area?
I will miss Oracle Arena, I will miss the interactions with my old teammates. I created bonds with the guys on this team and this organization that I personally value. I will miss my sidekick Andris “Goose” Biedrins. About the Bay Area, I will miss living in close proximity to my favorite restaurants; Chipotle, Nortbeach Pizza, and Calzones after games and ultimately my house.
If you could change one thing from your time with the Warriors whatwould that be?
Not as many losses and injuries.
How do you see yourself fitting in, in New York? Are you looking to be a starter now?
I see myself fitting in great. I know how to play fast, I have high basketball IQ, I’m looking to fit in wherever I’m being asked to. In my mind I’m working as hard as I can to play starter minutes. They are counting on me and are very excited to have me be part of their squad. It’s a tremendous feeling to be counted on. That’s what every basketball player asks for.
Give us your thoughts on David Lee, what type of player was he to play against? Do you think the Warriors made the right deal?
David Lee is an all star in this league, someone who plays really hard night in and night out. He will be a great addition to the Golden State Warriors. He will definitely balance out the roster.
What are you working on improving this off-season? Are you fully healthy?
I consider myself finally really close to be fully healthy which was not the case for the last season and a half. My main goal this off-season is to work on my conditionning to regain strength and my offensive game, getting back to the Gonzaga “scoring” days.
Final words to all your fans in the Bay Area?
Thank you for your tremendous support troughout my time there. I wish y’all nothing but the best. Cant wait to come back to Oracle and play against the warriors and try to block Stephen Curry’s shot. Hahahahahaha. Oh and dont forget to check me out on ronnyturiaf21.org. I’m gone but still involved in the community. Believe that!
“A Bientot Warriors Fans”
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