Rookie Watch: Class secrets
Originally Published: January 13, 2010By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe up-and-coming Thunder added another nice, young piece by trading for point guard Eric Maynor.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.
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