ST. FRANCIS, Wis. When Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris missed time during last season's shortened training camp due to a shoulder injury, the lost time and lack of preparation left him way behind his teammates when the lockout-shortened NBA season began.
And with so much hope that Harris' raw talent could give the Bucks a productive young weapon, the small forward struggled to fit in for much of the season, as the time missed proved to be too hampering for an unpolished rookie. It was a huge blow for a Milwaukee team that could've used more athleticism at the forward spot.
This season, Harris is healthy and looks like a candidate to fill out Milwaukee's starting lineup. But for the second straight year, it appears the Bucks' rookies will open the season behind the rest of their teammates.
First, it was Bucks second-round pick Doron Lamb, who many tabbed as a potential surprise player this season, straining his left elbow and has missing all of training camp so far. With ...