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Sophomore 20: Why so disappointing?

Originally Published: December 15, 2010
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Stephen Curry and Brandon JenningsGary Dineen/NBAE/Getty ImagesStephen Curry and Brandon Jennings have been the best second-year players so far this season.

Wow, what a difference an offseason can make. Two things happened this past summer that have transformed the look of this class. First, some players got busy getting better. And second, NBA coaches turned on the video and figured out how to defend some of the better players from this group.

It's always like this, as teams just don't have the time during a season to really examine how to better defend guys who are killing them. They have to wait for the postseason, when they have ample time to study one team, or the offseason, when they have months to prepare.

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