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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

As Kermit sings, "It's not easy being green."

Green, as in, being a newbie to the W at the point guard position. Ask Kristi Toliver: Chicago Sky's Kristi Toliver having tough transition to WNBA

While the Sky attempts to earn a first-ever playoff berth, Toliver has played sparingly (14.4 minutes per game) and did not play at all in Sunday's loss at Detroit.

"Derrick Rose did a great job with the Bulls...coming in, being the leader and being aggressive from the beginning," Toliver said of the Bulls' No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. "That's something all rookies can learn from ... his example of really setting the tone early and coming out and playing hard."

But it's hard for any rookie to emulate his quick ascension to stardom, especially while fighting for the postseason.