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Charlotte Hornets rookie Nick Smith Jr. knows that his basketball journey has been far from easy over these last couple of years.

(via Charlotte Hornets):

“I’d say the past two years been rough for me, just on the simple fact that I tore my MCL going into college the first day in the game day last year, just trying to figure my game back out, trying to feel comfortable, trying to learn a new game as the NBA. But just keep growing, I feel like me just keep growing as a player and as a person and trying to get better organization-wise and learning the game every day, I feel like I’ll be a good player.”