Durant is NBA Rookie of the Year; Horford second
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Kevin Durant was so excited to learn he had just won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, he went back to sleep.
That's what seven months and 82 games -- more than double the amount the lanky 19-year-old had played in any previous season -- can do to a teenager.
Fatigue that wasn't apparent while Durant soared in Seattle this
season finally caught up to the SuperSonics' star this week. Then
his mother, Wanda Pratt, woke him up with the news that he ...
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NBA Rookie 50
Editor's note: During the regular season, Scouts Inc.'s David Thorpe ranked the rookies and provided observations on the celebrated class.
Check out Thorpe's final Rookie 50 rankings.
Thorpe's Weekly Reports• 4/16: The top 10 rookies in 2007-08
• 4/08: Stuckey cracks the top 10
• 3/26: Durant, Horford both enjoying March
• 3/19: Hornets' Wright creating some buzz
• 3/12: Scola takes over No. 1 spot
• 3/05: Houston's Landry lands in top 10
• 2/27: Thornton climbs into Top 5
• 2/20: Breaking down Durant and Horford
• 2/13: Who's hot heading into the break?
• 2/06: Who needs to stop chucking?
• 1/30: Noah's rising, Durant's struggling
• 1/23: Navarro, Noah making noise
• 1/16: Conley makes appearance in Top 10
• 1/09: Which players are hitting the wall?
• 1/02: Young, Green, Stuckey showing signs