Rookie Watch: Sinking or swimming?

Originally Published: January 20, 2010
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Sam Young/DeJuan BlairJoe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesFormer college teammates DeJuan Blair and Sam Young are now enjoying success as rooks.

As we see every year, the NBA season is a roller coaster that makes the ones you ride at amusement parks seem tame. For rookies, the ride is even more intense and suspenseful with many unexpected twists and turns.