NBA Rookies: What I Want for Christmas

TheRookieWall.comCorrespondent IDecember 21, 2010

NBA Rookies: What I Want For Christmas

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    FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 07:  Santa Clause arrives on stage during the Christmas tree lighting event at Texas Motor Speedway on December 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Speedway Childrens Charities, Chalmer McWilliams and Texas Air Systems provided 100 ch
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    This time of year, everyone is asking for something. Whether you just celebrated Hanukkah or have Christmas coming up this weekend, you probably asked for something, or received a gift from someone. Here is what we think think each team’s rookies are asking Santa for. Some will be basketball related, others—not so much.

Jordan Crawford – A Chance to Shine

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    ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 03:  Jordan Crawford #55 of the Atlanta Hawks against the Detroit Pistons at Philips Arena on November 3, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph,
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    Jordan Crawford has all the tools a swing man needs and fits right in with the athletic Hawks. Currently the rookie out of Xavier is only getting 11 minutes a night to put those skills on display. Santa may have come early for Crawford with Jamal Crawford going down with injury last week.

Pape Sy – Nothing

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 11:  Josh Smith #5 and Mike Bibby #10 of the Atlanta Hawks against the Indiana Pacers at Philips Arena on December 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using
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    Sy should be ecstatic the Hawks decided to sign him, he doesn’t get any more wishes.

Avery Bradley – Cold Stone Gift Cards

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 11:  Avery Bradley #0 of the Texas Longhorns looks on while taking on the Baylor Bears during the quarterfinals of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 11, 2010 in Kansas City, Misso
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    We’ve heard about NBA players having a sweet tooth and Avery Bradley is no exception. A few weeks ago, Bradley went out for a midnight Cold Stone run, so he’d certainly put the gift cards to good use.

Luke Harangody – Cigars

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    BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 16:  Luke Harangody #55  of the Boston Celtics takes a shot in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks on December 16, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by dow
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    Early this month, one of our favorite Celtics blogs (oddly enough named Celtics Blog), dubbed Luke the human victory cigar. Add to that the Celtics history with cigars dating back to Red Auerbach, so by giving Luke a box he’ll be more and more immersed in Celtics history.

Semih Erden – A New Number

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    BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 16:  Semih Erden #86 of the Boston Celtics celebrates his basket against the Atlanta Hawks on December 16, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Hawks 102-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledg
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    Sure the Celtics have retired a lot of numbers, and they have the 14 active players, but come on—86? Erden hasn’t earned the right to wear crazy numbers like Artest and other vets, so make him wear something somewhat normal.

Sherron Collins – A Call-Up

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 08:  Sherron Collins #11 of the Charlotte Bobcats against the San Antonio Spurs during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 8, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees t
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    A few NBA rookies will be looking for a call-up from the NBA D-League. Collins started the season playing very limited minutes, but appeared in 12 games before getting sent down. Hopefully after the All-Star Break, Collins can rejoin his NBA club.

Omer Asik – Endurance

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    CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 04: Omer Asik #3 of the Chicago Bulls goes up for a dunk past Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks at the United Center on November 4, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 120-112. NOTE TO USER: User expressly
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    Asik will be seeing a lot more minutes with Joakim Noah out for up to 10 weeks. Hopefully his lungs and legs are up to it, since he hasn’t seen this many minutes in the NBA yet.

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    SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Derek Fisher #2 and Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers wrestle for the ball with DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena on November 3, 2010 in Sacramento, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly a
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