The season has started out with a little bit less than a bang for all of the Golden State Warriors rookies. Harrison Barnes earned the starting forward job directly out of camp, but besides a couple of key dunks, he has been less than impressive.
The Warriors have a young team with a lot of veteran talent on the bench. Harrison Barnes’ job looks safe, but the rest of the rooks will need to do a lot more to earn coach Mark Jackson’s trust and any extra minutes.
It is hard to judge first-year players only four games into the season because they are just getting their feet wet for the first time. However, first impressions are a good indicator of how a player will adapt to his new life in the NBA.