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Rookie Watch: The best summer-league performers

Originally Published: July 23, 2008
By David Thorpe | ESPN.com

Here are my latest observations of the top rooks in summer-league action:

Also, click here for my Rookie 50 rankings.

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Turns out he's a better offensive player than he showed at UCLA. And he is already a top-10 athlete in the NBA right now. His defensive efforts, though, are what got him drafted, and he'll improve his team on that end immediately. The best rookie point guard of the summer.

Jerryd Bayless, Blazers He's dynamite as an ...

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