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Singleton is a great defender and brings the intangibles - energy, effort and hustle. The rookie out of Florida State says he’ll do whatever it takes to get on the floor, and he probably can defend every position except point guard. Knowing Singleton, he may figure out how to do that as well.

Ronny Turiaf, C

Ht/Wt: 6-10, 246

Last Yr: 4.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Turiaf will bring veteran leadership and maturity. Expect to see Turiaf show up in the rebound and blocked shots columns. He’s another effort-and-hustle player.

Jan Vesely, F

Ht/Wt: 7-0, 235

Last Yr: Rookie

Vesely’s an athletic big man who has a nice shooting touch and isn’t afraid of contact around the rim. The Czechoslovakia native will need to adjust quickly to the American style of play.

John Wall, G

Ht/Wt: 6-4, 207

Last Yr: 16.4 ppg, 8.3 apg

Wall spent the offseason playing in summer-league games, studying film and analyzing elite NBA point guards. In order join them, he’ll need to improve his assist-to-turnover ratio, make quicker and better decisions down the stretch, learn how to close out games, and try to remember that no one on the team is as fast as he is.

Nick Young, G

Ht/Wt: 6-7, 210

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