Rookie Watch: Rose still No. 1, Oden climbs into top 10
It's easy for rookies to take things for granted and expect more than what they currently have. Those that are out of the rotation want to be in, but they might actually be lucky just to be on the squad. Those that are in the rotation expect more touches or calls for them, like in college, but they should just be focused on being productive within the role they have.
It's really no different for many veterans, it's just that the rookies are going through it for the first time. The ...
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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