- David Thorpe, NBA
February means a few things in the NBA. It's the All-Star break, which is a welcome relief from the hectic schedule. It's the halfway point of the season, when rookies still face the equivalent of a full college season after just completing more than one full college season in just a few months. And it's the trade deadline, which can unnerve young players who are dealing with the "silly season" for the first time.
David Thorpe examines which rookies are hitting the wall and which are hitting their stride in February.