I wouldn't go as far as to say people hated him, but I do know where you are coming from. The rookie played solid throughout the season and had his moments in the playoffs. I personally think the refs allowed the people defending him to be extra physical because rookies will never get the benefit of the doubt in calls. Anyhow, after the season there were quite a few threads asking for a better back up PG (bobby jackson, earl watson, etc.). I think Udrih has a tremendous upside, and now that he's no longer a rookie i think the refs will give him a better shot at offensive and defensive production.