We often hear the term "rookie mistakes" -- but there is no such thing on a basketball court. There are simply mistakes, period. Mistakes rookies make, veterans make, too -- from jumping at a shot fake to turning the ball over, basketball is a game of errors. The trick is to make less of them as you gain experience.
For rookies, they can start by focusing on one particular problem area and work at improving it in practices and games. Here's a look at some major mistakes that are hurting important players in this class.