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Rookie Watch: Which veterans should the rookie class study?


As the regular season moves toward the final stretch, it's time for the rookies to assess their first season -- what they did right and where they can get better.

One of the tools I use to help players "grow" their games is simple imagery. Most players have a good feel for what they can do, but little imagination for what else they can do with time and effort. So oftentimes I'll have them study another player and tell them specifically what it is the other player is doing that I think they can do to some extent.