Commentary

Which veteran should Love study?

Originally Published: April 2, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

Click the pics below to see which veteran each rookie should study.

Derrick Rose
Rose
Michael Beasley
Beasley
O.J. Mayo
Mayo
Russell Westbrook
Westbrook
Kevin Love
Love
Danilo Gallinari
Gallinari
Eric Gordon
Gordon
Joe Alexander
Alexander
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D.J. Augustin
Augustin
Brook Lopez
Lopez
Jerryd Bayless
Bayless
Jason Thompson
Thompson
Brandon Rush
Rush
Anthony Randolph
Randolph
Marreese Speights
Speights
Roy Hibbert
Hibbert
JaVale McGee
McGee
J.J. Hickson
Hickson
Courtney Lee
Lee
Mario Chalmers
Chalmers
Anthony Morrow
Morrow
Greg Oden
Oden
Marc Gasol
Gasol
Rudy Fernandez
Fernandez

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Kevin Love
Minnesota Timberwolves
Kevin Garnett
Boston Celtics

Love is an intense competitor, but I don't see him express it much. And keeping that to himself would be a mistake, as it can serve to inspire his teammates who will soon look up to him as an extremely skilled player with a great basketball mind.

A guy like KG, who so obviously inspires every teammate, is a great example of what Love can aspire to.

Next rookie: Danilo Gallinari

Photo credits: (l-r) David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images, Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images

David Thorpe is an NBA analyst for Scouts Inc. and the executive director of the Pro Training Center in Clearwater, Fla., where he oversees the player development program for more than 40 NBA, European League and D-League players. Those players include Kevin Martin, Rob Kurz, Luol Deng, Courtney Lee and Tyrus Thomas. To e-mail him, click here.