I'm thinking he had nothing to lose by running his mouth. It's not like GS was going to play him a lot, and now they're going to bench him for being vocal. And it's not like other teams are going to shy away from him more now than before simply because he said he wanted to play. And no matter what he does or doesn't say here, he's still got a home in the Euroleague. Best case scenario for him is that GS cuts him and he gets his NBA paycheck, along with his FIBA paycheck and his celebrity status in Europe.