Jabari Smith Jr. talks Summer League, rookie season, goals for next season

2023 NBA Summer League - Detroit Pistons v Houston Rockets
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Smith talks trade of TyTy Washington

"It was kinda different for me. Because you spend the whole season with somebody getting so close to them and then you don't see them around. You just think they're going to a different situation and hope the best for them."

Smith shares thoughts on first year with Rockets

My main takeaway is finding why, finding the reasoning. With all of that losing going on, you can kinda second guess yourself. The game isn't fun for you anymore.

But you have to find that spark and remember that you're in the best league in the world. Just know change is gonna come. Keep that camaraderie with your teammates because they're the only ones going through that with you.

The whole season we were losing and down but we were so close and we were just trying to win every game. We wanted to win, we just didn't know how, at the time.

Last year had a lot of ups and downs but I wouldn't change it. I grew so much from that. I'll probably talk about that for the rest of my life."