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When the Houston Rockets selected Alperen Sengun in the NBA draft

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When the Houston Rockets selected Alperen Sengun in the NBA draft, they had significant concerns about his ability to adapt to life in the league. At just 19 years old, the Turkish teenager had no knowledge of the English language. Their worries, however, proved to be unfounded. "He experienced absolutely no adjustment period," remarked Rockets General Manager Rafael Stone. "None whatsoever. And this had nothing to do with us; it was entirely due to his personality."

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