ST. FRANCIS, Wis. This time last year during Milwaukee Bucks training camp, Tobias Harris was in a hospital bed.
Dehydrated and diagnosed with a blood disorder, the then-19-year-old hadn't gotten his career off on the right foot. Throw in a lockout-shortened season, and Harris truly got the short end of the stick when it came to his NBA introduction.
So this offseason, Harris spent more time at the Bucks' practice facility than any other player and even some of the coaches. He played in the mornings and worked out at night just to prove that he could make up for his lackluster beginning. Now, with his sophomore season set to get under way, Harris has impressed so many people in such a short time that his name seems like it'll inevitably be thrown around to start at small forward when the season begins on November 2.
"We'll see," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "He's got definite areas that he's trying to work. He is a three-man, and three-men are generally very good with the bal...