Commentary

Rookie Watch: Early disappointments

Originally Published: November 17, 2010
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Greg MonroeKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesChew on this: The numbers say Detroit's Greg Monroe has been playing more like he's 6-6 than 6-11.

Let me write this right off the bat: Disappointment, as it relates to how rookies begin a season, can be a fleeting thing. Just like success, the productivity of a player can change fast, thanks to adjustments the player makes and the way his team handles his play. Opponents have a say in this as well.