By Art Garcia, NBA.com
Posted Aug 4 2009 3:24PM
Five notable rookie games in the 2009-10 season.
A night after his public unveiling on the road at Staples Center, top pick Blake Griffin dons the home whites in the same building against the Suns. And in the other locker room, his brother Taylor.
A Lottery love fest with James Harden joining the up-and-coming cast in Oklahoma City against Sacramento's newest backcourt stud, Tyreke Evans.
Second selection Hasheem Thabeet suits up for his second home game by welcoming high-flying rookie DeMar DeRozan.
Do you like point guards? How about flashing, scoring point guards? We know that Jonny Flynn (Minnesota) and Stephen Curry (Golden State) will be there. Don't hold your breath on Ricky Rubio.
Top 10 picks Jordan Hill (New York) and Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee) meet as pros for the first time. They may not be starters quite yet.
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Luke Walton and Richard Jefferson invite us to their Summer Basketball Camp.
|Back and Ready|
Al Jefferson talks about his injury, the loss of Kevin McHale and being the face of the Wolves.
|Jettin' Off to China|
The Dallas Mavericks Jason Terry visits the Great Wall of China during the NBA offseason.
|The "Zen Master"|
After capturing his 10th NBA Championship, Phil Jackson talks about winning titles with both Chicago and Los Angeles.
The Magic's Mickael Pietrus shows NBATV around his home island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.
|Game Time: Carlos Boozer|
Rick and Steve discuss "Where in the World is Carlos Boozer?"
Al Harrington brings his Protege footwear line and long-time friend Stephen Jackson to Mableton, GA for a block party.
|Game Time: NBA Schedule|
With the 2009-10 schedule being released, Rick and Steve discuss the upcoming season's thrilling matchups.
|Game Time: Tuesday's Meeting|
Steve and Rick talk via telephone with David Aldridge about the Tuesday's meeting between the NBA and the NBAPA.
|Game Time: David Aldridge|
Rick and Steve talk via telephone to David Aldridge about the news and notes from around the NBA.