This is part 1.
Tim Duncan on the Clippers as a contender in the West:
"I hope not well at all. I hope they implode and I hope they're not a problem at all. That's what I hope, but their talent level is not going to let them do that. Chris [Paul] has been hurt for a little while and think that's taken a little bit from them, but playing them earlier in they were absolutely impressive, their athleticism, their depth, all that stuff."
Joakim Noah on fellow All-Star big man Blake Griffin:
"I really like his demeanor out there. I think he's a real cool dude, somebody who is a hard worker and somebody who has unbelievable abilities obviously. I'm more of a tip-in type of guy while he's more of throw it down on your neck type of guy. He's a competitor and I respect him for that."
David Lee on former New York Knicks teammate Jamal Crawford:
"One of my favorite teammates, we still keep in touch quite often now. He's a guy that is a very selfless guy. For the amount of shots he puts up, he's one of the most unselfish guys I've ever met in my life. But he was a great veteran to me. He was a guy who taught me a lot about how to act off the court and was always a professional."
"I was a screen-setter for him for a couple years, and when he had 50 [points] in New York, I think I set about set about 25 straight down screens for him in that game against Miami. That's one of my greatest memories from when I was in New York was when he had that game."
Kyrie Irving on dynamic young point guard Eric Bledsoe:
"I think now he's starting to get recognition. His value is definitely going up. He's doing a great job backing up CP3 (Chris Paul) and when CP was out he did a great job as well. He's continuing to get better from when he first came in."