- David Thorpe, NBA
Talent alone is not enough to guarantee playing time for a rookie. Opportunity counts just as much. Thus, some rookies start the season mostly riding pine, and others lose a spot in the rotation because another teammate is playing better. Does this mean that these rooks are not going to be impact players down the road? Of course not.
Let's play a game and you'll see what I mean.
David Thorpe breaks down 10 rookies who are playing under the radar.