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NBA Breakout Rookies
3. Deron Williams
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3. Deron Williams
Utah Jazz

Since John Stockton retired in 2003, the Jazz have been searching for a solid floor leader. They feel thevíve found their man in Williams. Even though Jerry Sloan isn't fond of rookies, he could fall in love with Williams if the rookie can play the tough defense he showed off at Illinois.

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