According to a 2007 study, the average Major League Baseball career lasts 5.6 years. One in five position players who make it to “The Show” will play only a single season. Less than half of all rookies will get to that fifth year while just about one percent of all big league players will have careers of 20 seasons or more.
The NBA’s regular season starts this week, with the Timberwolves tipping things off Wednesday night in Memphis. After a month of training camp and preseason, the question is, How ready for the NBA are all their young players?
Last week in Buffalo, the Minnesota Vikings held onto a lead late in the fourth quarter before losing on the final play of the game. Thanks to a pair of rookies, history didn’t repeat itself today.
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The Timberwolves rookies and prospects are in Las Vegas and one shooting guard who calls Minnesota home is getting his shot to show the team just what he has to offer. Matt Janning is back where he wants to be, taking a shot at the NBA with his hometown team – the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Vikings entered the 2012 season with one of the youngest teams in the league. It has 10 rookies, including eight of its draft picks, one signed as a free agent and one claimed off waivers. The five that played on Sunday made good contributions to the win.
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Ricky Rubio didn’t quite land Rookie of the Year honors, but he did earn a spot on the NBA All-Rookie Team.