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  • L A Mellow.

  • It's Sam from hornets dot com.

  • Hope you're doing well.

  • Just kind of your initial thoughts.

  • You finally getting to play with the team, meet some of the new guys.

  • What's the first day of practice?

  • Been like?

  • And, you know, getting after made to the city and the organization and things like that First day of practice was cool.

  • I mean, I love the vibe.

  • Everybody around here is cool.

  • Good energy.

  • So, yeah, I really loved it.

  • To be honest, I feel weird that I know you don't play the game and over a year and you guys are gonna play one next week.

  • Is it dawned on you that after waiting for so long, it's finally finally really happening, and not at all.

  • I mean, we all want to get out here and play, so we definitely all excited.

  • Hello?

  • Hello.

  • This is Nick from the NBC here in Charlotte.

  • What were your thoughts on the addition of Gordon Hayward Just a few days after you were drafted.

  • And how have you have you interacted with him before?

  • And And how are you guys kind of messing on the floor with everybody today?

  • I feel like it's a great guy.

  • Great fit.

  • I mean, the dude solid and the way he acts is just amazing.

  • I mean, he's a cool person, man.

  • So definitely a great at Hey, my name's Jason Brown with the Spectrum News one here in Charlotte.

  • You're obviously not the typical rookie because of the time you've played professionally overseas.

  • But I was curious with today being your first MBA practice, or was it business as usual?

  • Or where, whether moments or an instance that you went Whoa, this is different than anything you've ever experienced from a you know, on on court thing or practice that sort of thing.

  • Yeah, business as usual, you know his basketball.

  • So definitely this business favorite part, perhaps about today, pretty much just being here.

  • You know, I love you guys love being here, love playing basketball.

  • So pretty much the whole thing.

  • Let's go toe Christian.

  • And then Rick, it was going on.

  • The mellow Christian Christian went for here with the New York Daily News.

  • Happy belated Thanksgiving.

  • Hope you enjoyed that time with your family.

  • Um, Mitch and James both talked about a dinner shortly after draft day where you kind of cut out early because you wanted to go get some shots up.

  • You wanted to play.

  • You wanted to work out.

  • I'm just curious.

  • At what point did you Maybe maybe this is a long time ago.

  • What point did you maybe not fall in love with wanting to be a basketball player, but in love with the work that is going to take to get to that point man at a very young age?

  • I mean, my pops put it in my head is gonna be the best.

  • Obviously gotta work.

  • It's not just gonna, you know, not just gonna come.

  • So at a very young age, I mean, ever since I've been playing I know you gotta work hard.

  • So pretty much.

  • Whenever I started playing, I feel like he's gonna wreck ale Melo, Rip Canal.

  • The Charlotte Observer JB was talking about how you know this incredibly compressed schedule.

  • It really isn't fair toe.

  • The rookies.

  • You don't aren't getting the normal three months between when you're getting drafted to start a camp to sort of a classmate.

  • Um, has anything been particularly challenging as faras You fitting in getting to know people getting up to speed on their on their tactics is what if there was anything that's been G.

  • This is this is would be a lot easier if I had three months to do this.

  • Yeah.

  • To answer your question.

  • No, listen, no.

  • Okay, thanks.

  • Sure.

  • Uh, Zack and then Chris Halo Melo.

  • Zach Aldridge.

  • Wdcb here in Charlotte.

  • Have you had the time to think about it and reflect or to really realize that it's hit you that you're here in the NBA?

  • Something you've been working for and dreaming for for a long time now?

  • Uh, no, not really.

  • I mean, it's just another step in the journey.

  • No, another chapter.

  • I mean, I've been looking forward to it for a long time now.

  • So now that I'm here, I feel like I've been working for my whole life.

  • So if you've been working for some of your whole life, you know, you're gonna come in ready?

  • You?

  • Yeah, sir.

  • Let's go to Chris.

  • Hello.

  • I'm Chris Lee from WRL in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Um, I was following Mikey Williams.

  • I saw you guys had a chance toe work out a little bit.

  • How's it been Just your time in North Carolina, just linking up with other Hoopers and just kind of learning the state, learning what's going around here and just being able to just practice with different people.

  • Yeah, it's for sure.

  • Solid.

  • It's like my little brother, man.

  • I mean from Catholic school.

  • So you know the connection already there.

  • So, yeah, I'm just spending some time.

  • My little brother.

  • Let's go Toe Danny and then Rod Lamento Danny Thompson.

  • Three point conversion so far in your first day, JB said, You work the labral Gordon Hayward on with the 515 How did you feel working with?

  • You know, God has played in the All Star team.

  • And how did you feel your first day was?

  • Especially with jump shooting and passing the first day working with Gordon for sure.

  • Great, obviously.

  • And then how I feel.

  • I felt great out there like I usually do.

  • So yeah, so good.

  • Low, mellow rock boom here.

  • Just wondering.

  • A lot of the coaches, the coaches and teammates have basically giving you process in terms.

  • Your first impression.

  • So far, they've said that you have great work ethic that you are, you know, somebody actually look forward coming and seeing every day.

  • What's that mean for you to hear your new teammates?

  • And your coach is talking about you?

  • The positive light just just being there.

  • So such a short period of time.

  • I mean, I appreciate I appreciate it.

  • I mean, thank thankful for it, but then today I'm just being me.

  • So that's that.

  • Let's go toe Nick Free Dell, then we'll wrap up there.

  • Pamela Nick Friedel ESPN dot com I know you met with Michael a little bit during the draft process, but what's the biggest piece of advice that he's offered you now that you started into practice and are getting more into a routine?

  • Pretty much.

  • Just keep working, I would say Thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube for live streaming sports and premium content.

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