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Ilic Part of a New Wave of Rookies

The NBA has never seen such a wave of experienced "rookies" with pro international experience crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. NBA.com previews this other "rookie" class, the one headed by 29-year-old Jorge Garbajosa, the undrafted hero of the Spanish World Championship team. It also includes the Nets' Mile Ilic. There are no fewer than 13 such experienced "rookies" . Ilic is also one of four who were drafted in years past but are just now testing the NBA waters.