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David Thorpe: Rookie Watch: Tips to Jumpstart Their Careers.

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14. Donte Greene, Kings Greene is another huge talent who still has to learn how to play. To see him use his rookie season as a launching pad for shooting lots of 3-pointers would be a huge disappointment. He has the ability to score in other ways, so emphasizing those moves each day and even curbing his green light from downtown would be a good start. He's also a guy who could see his athleticism jump to an elite level if he trained for it. 17. Jason Thompson, Kings The surprise lottery pick could become a victim of his own talent. He's a power forward with small-forward potential, which is a deadly mix for a young guy but often results in a confused player who doesn't excel at anything. Thompson plays for a team that needs rebounding help and athleticism on the front line. Narrowing his focus in practice to simply being a beast in the paint would be the best plan for him to help his team.
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