I joined one of the league’s most exciting, young teams in the Charlotte Hornets after a trade in the summer of 2021 and had the opportunity to return to North Carolina, where I spent my high school and college days. It’s definitely a special place for me that I’ll always consider home. In fact, I found a great spot downtown as my first home purchase. (And yes, I did walk back to the crib after games.) It was also great to be healthy and playing some of the best ball of my career, ranking among the league leaders in rebounds, field goal percentage, double-doubles, and assists. I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity I had in Charlotte.