Commentary

Rookie Watch: Early observations

Originally Published: October 24, 2013
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider

Michael Carter-WilliamsAP Photo/Michael PerezMichael Carter-Williams had a record-setting debut for the Sixers on Wednesday.

The "rule of one" can never be ignored. At least not for very long. One shot, one pass, one block, one game, one week, one month and even one season rarely tell us anything definitive. Rather they are suggestions of what is possible on a consistent basis. Without doubt, these rookie reviews and rankings will jump and skip all over the place each week, as they do each year.