Rookie Diary: Life in the NBA can snowball on you
The 82-game season kind of snowballs on you. You play well one night, you play bad the next, and then you've got another game right away so you have to put that behind you. If you get behind on sleep or you aren't eating healthy, things can snowball on you real quick. If you aren't your best every night, it's not like you have a non-conference game against some nobody like in college. Playing so many talented players and teams every night is mentally draining. You've got to stay on top of your treatment, rest and do the right things.