East has plenty of points to prove

The Eastern Conference will have at least six rookies learning on the job as starting point guards.

Updated: July 14, 2003, 8:03 PM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPN.com

For those of you still out there who refuse to see the light -- sort of like those Japanese soldiers not believing that World War II had ended -- there is yet another sign that the Eastern Conference will begin next season even further down the food chain.

The reason: rookie point guards.

There are a lot of them coming into the NBA next season -- at least six in the Eastern Conference -- and that is not the best of signs if you're a team expecting to make a big move. Ordinarily, rookies ...

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