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NBA rookies aren't making a splash
NBA rookies aren't making a splash

Flip Saunders coached a 19-year-old rookie forward named Kevin Garnett with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995-96, and that experience helped him devise a plan for the two teenagers on his current team. In June, Minnesota drafted 19-year-old Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick, and then took UCLA guard Zach LaVine, 19, with the 13th pick. Saunders gave Garnett, who started 43 games as a rookie, as much responsibility as he could handle to run the offense. But when that was too much for Garnett, Saunders reduced his role. "That's kind of how we're going about doing it, not just with Andrew, but also with Zach," said Saunders, Minnesota's...

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