Rookie Challenge: What to watch for

Originally Published: February 13, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

Editor's note: It was announced Friday evening that Greg Oden will miss the rookie-sophomore game because of a sore knee.

In this year's rookie-sophomore game, the sophs have, by far, the best player on the floor, Kevin Durant. They also have the oldest and most experienced pro, Luis Scola, and five players with real playoff experience. But the rookies have everything else.

Their roster is deeper, their bigs are bigger, their guards are better on offense and defense, and their confidence ...

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