With as much as I am not huge on ESPN's NBA coverage, there was an interesting article that took each rookie and gave them a player to mold their game after. This wasn't a comparison of players, but it looks at the areas each rookie needs to develop and gave a player that really epitomized the things that he needs to work on. They had both Brandon Rush and Roy Hibbert in the piece.
Brandon Rush and Danny Granger
"A nonfactor for most of the season, Rush has shown some big-time scoring ability recently. Still, he can learn two lessons by watching his teammate Granger, who averaged just 7.5 ppg as a rookie and had to prove himself in Year 2 before securing his spot in the rotation.
First, Rush is not going to be handed consistent rotation minutes heading into next season, so staying poised and prepared is a must. Second, he's taken just 60 free throws all season, so watching Granger get 6.7 free throws a game should point out some areas that Rush needs to work on."
Roy Hibbert and Pau Gasol
"Hibbert is so huge that he can get away with things that don't look great. But he lacks the craftiness that is required of bigs who can't just use their strength and explosive power to move opponents and score on them with regularity.
Gasol is as crafty as they come. He'll bait an opponent into jogging back on defense, only to suddenly spurt ahead for the easy dunk. Or he'll use a series of fakes and, just when it seems he's ready to shoot, add one more to finish the deal. Hibbert would learn a lot by watching Gasol in action."
I thought is was interesting. Thoughts?