That was made abundantly clear when he decided to sign with the Orlando Magic last summer. He seemingly had little chance to get playing time behind Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo on the roster. The point was to get to the NBA and give it a chance from there.
He carved out a successful career in Euroleague but wanted more. The chance at making the NBA — with all its amenities and stability — were a big part of the equation.
Khem Birch worked his way into the lineup and had a good run toward the end of the season.