Rookie Watch: It's a four-way tie
One guy is a pure point guard, running the show and creating one highlight after another. One is a slasher, punishing people with his huge will and explosive body. Another is a shooting machine, deft at creating just enough space to let another jumper fly but also athletic enough to make plays at the rim. And one is an adept center, sparking his team to better-than-expected play and leaving many to wonder how he was drafted so low.
Yes, much can be said about Derrick Rose, Russell ...
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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