On Booker being threatened and how he is playing now:
"We had a sit-down, about two months ago and I said, 'Your greatest strength is that you play hard. If you're not going to play hard, we're going to send you up to North Dakota, so you can get some time up there," head coach Flip Saunders told The Washington Post. "I said, because I know what you do, if you play hard, you can be a very effective player in this league. From that time forward, he's played hard every time."
— ESPN Insider