ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Ish Smith always has his suitcase packed.
When his phone rang on the NBA trade deadline, he wasn't surprised. Not one bit. When Smith pulls on the Milwaukee Bucks uniform for the first time, it will be his fifth one he's worn in the past two years.
With each move, the process gets easier for the 24-year-old point guard.
"It's an easy adjustment for me, an easy transition," Smith said. "Sometimes the transition is what it is. I'm excited about this move. Each move has gotten better (for me), so I'm excited."
A three-year captain at Wake Forest, Smith finished second all-time in school history in assists, averaging 13.2 points and 6.0 assists per game his senior year. It still wasn't enough to hear his name called on draft night, meaning his path to the NBA would be an uphill climb.
Smith signed to play in the 2010 NBA Summer League with Houston and impressed enough in the five games to sign a multi-year contract with the Rockets.
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