NBA Impact Rookies: Are They Surprising?

November 25th, 2010 by Jabber Head Leave a reply »
For many years now, the NBA has been home to fresh, raw high school talent and one and done college freshman. Those of note include John Wall and his one year and done at Kentucky and LeBron James who came straight out of high school in his home state of Ohio.

These type of players are rather freakish in terms of talent and everyone knows they will take the league by storm. What about the guy who plays three or maybe four years of college ball, racks up an All-Conference bid and possibly a nice run in the NCAA Tournament? Yes, I'm talking about "that guy."

Well this year there have been some rookies and even a comeback player I would like to take a quick glance at and show you why they are impact players for their respective clubs. Ready? Here we go.

First, a newcomer to the Big Apple and second round draft pick out of Stanford, Landry Fields. Fields worked hard in the preseason and training camp and now is the starting shooting guard for the revamped Knicks. The rookie has an array of skills and displays them nightly when he gets his 29 minutes on average and drops nearly 10 and a half points a game.

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