NBA Rookie Report

Some coaches loathe them, while others embrace them warmly. They are NBA rookies, a curious lot who quickly find out that they aren’t in (the University of) Kansas anymore. While the game may still be basketball, the way it is played and how you navigate a schedule two-and-a-half times larger than any they’ve every played, is an eye-opening experience. A player such as Portland’s PG/SG Brandon Roy or Charlotte’s SF/PF Adam Morrison are blessed with an opportunity to earn minutes right from the start, which helps ease their transition into the NBA game. Others, such as SF/PF Tyrus Thomas in Chicago, PG/SG Randy Foye in Minnesota, and No. 1 pick SF/PF Andrea Bargnani, are finding quality minutes hard to come by, and consequently finding their production limited. Let’s take a look at some rookies who are finding the transition to the NBA game to be a positive experience, and a few that aren’t.

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