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"I thought it was over," he said. "But [the Jazz] called me the last minute."
A chance to stick with an NBA team is Hudson’s dream after spending last season overseas. Jazz point guard John Lucas III went head to head with Hudson a number of times in China, and the two players have talked often in training camp about their time there — and their common motivation.
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"It makes you hungry," Lucas said. "When you get that opportunity to come here, that’s when you have to step up. You don’t want to go back overseas. You don’t want to go to the D-League. You try to make it here. … He’s coming to practice every day, playing his butt off. His chance came [Wednesday], and he made the most of it."
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