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Rooks to watch in second half

Originally Published: March 8, 2012
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Derrick WilliamsBrace Hemmelgarn/US PresswireThe No. 2 pick in the draft, Derrick Williams has helped make Minnesota into a legit playoff contender.

The playoffs seem closer than they really are, thanks to the lockout. But we still have seven solid weeks left, with four-plus games or so per week per team. For a rookie class that seemed so devoid of talent just a month ago, these last weeks will show off a group of players who will be more important than we expected this season.

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