Commentary

Sophomore 20: Lopez the new No. 1

Originally Published: December 10, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Brook Lopez & Anthony RandolphNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesNew Jersey's Brook Lopez and Golden State's Anthony Randolph are making some noise in Year 2.

The difference between being a rookie and a second-year player is not just a season of experience. Fans and coaches also have much bigger expectations for sophomores, with less tolerance for mistakes.


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