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2008, November 7: ESPN.com Daily Dime – Three Things That Have Disappointed Me So Far

November 11, 2008

 November 7, 2008 – By Jalen Rose | ESPN

1. Chalmers, Arthur and Beasley getting in trouble at the Rookie Transition Program: Beyond his production, a rookie's job is to carry luggage, pick up the tab at dinner, be early, stay late and bring the donuts and orange juice. Basically, they should be seen, not heard. Mario Chalmers, Darrell Arthur and Michael Beasley made headlines for the wrong reasons.

2. Marbury and Tinsley situation: They are healthy and under contract but not allowed to play. I understand Indiana is disgruntled with Jamaal Tinsley and the Knicks want to move on from Stephon Marbury, but ultimately those decisions should have been made in the offseason. To come into the season with those guys on the roster and for them to not even dress is a disappointment.

3. Injuries: Getting hurt is part of the game, but I hated coming into a season with players like San Antonio's Manu Ginobili, Golden State's Monta Ellis and Washington's Gilbert Arenas on the sidelines for long periods of time. Then, Portland's Greg Oden got hurt in his first game.

ESPN analyst Jalen Rose is a regular contributor to the Daily Dime.