Rookie Watch: Rose rises, class could be one of best ever
The best NBA story line thus far this season could be the phenomenal play of LeBron James. Or the success of the Olympians on their respective teams. Or the way Atlanta is defending.
However, no group has been more impressive as a whole than this year's rookie class, which could be remembered for generations to come.
Consider what these first-year players are contributing to their respective teams only three weeks into the season:
Derrick Rose, ...
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NBA Rookie 50
During the regular season, Scouts Inc.'s David Thorpe ranks the rookies and provides observations on the entire class. Rookie 50
Thorpe's weekly reports• 01/06: Who's bringing the D?
• 12/30: Big men making their mark
• 12/23: Hunting for playoff minutes
• 12/17: Mayo takes over No. 1 spot
• 12/10: Westbrook soars into top 10
• 12/02: Augustin races into top 10
• 11/26: Oden climbs back into top 10
• 11/18: Rose takes over No. 1 spot
• 11/11: Mayo jumps into top five
• 11/05: Fernandez shoots to top of the list
• 10/29: The debuts of Rose, Oden
• 10/24: Oden begins season at head of class