Rookie Watch: It's hunting season

Originally Published: December 23, 2008
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

Each week thus far, I've mentioned, in one form or another, the challenges presented to each rookie. But for a smaller number of guys, the challenges are even greater because they play for teams with legitimate playoff aspirations. Each play is magnified a little more and studied a little longer. One bad game can lead to a string of bad games, prompting the coach to change the rotation or perhaps the GM to make a deal that brings a veteran into the fold.

Guys like Derrick Rose, ...

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