Here's a rundown of which first-year players are worth keeping an eye on.
How should the Cleveland Cavaliers best utilize the talents of LeBron James and Kevin Love within their offense? David Thorpe suggests implementing an uptempo offense, similar to the Suns' Steve Nash-era run-and-gun show.
David Thorpe says teams that are drafting in the first round could learn a couple of lessons from the Spurs.
David Thorpe breaks down what rookie Gorgui Dieng brings to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Homework time for the rooks. Which veteran should Cody Zeller study?
Homework time for the rooks. Which veteran should Gorgui Dieng study?
David Thorpe says Kevin Love is playing at an MVP level, but to gain support and respect, his team needs to win and he won't do that without some help around him.
David Thorpe discusses the difference in Kevin Love this season and why Marc Gasol might never get there.
With New Year's Day around the corner, here are some goals for the rooks to set.
David Thorpe says the Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks are on hot streaks because their stars, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant are keeping their teammates involved.
David Thorpe says today's NBA player can't be branded with the conventional 1 through 5 labels. He redefines the perimeter players and post players.
David Thorpe says the fortunes of the Kings and Pistons rest largely on the shoulders of big men DeMarcus Cousins and Greg Monroe.
Who have been the best performers in the playoffs so far? We're keeping track.
Homework time for the rooks. Which veteran should Derrick Williams study?
Homework time for the rooks. Which veteran should Markieff Morris study?
Homework time for the rooks. Which veteran should Alec Burks study?