Rookie Watch: Top 4 neck and neck

Originally Published: February 25, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

In this deeply talented rookie class, four players are still slightly ahead of their peers. But since the All-Star break, none of the four has done enough to separate himself from the others. And their teams' struggles only muddle the picture further.

The Nets finally got a win Monday, but Brook Lopez had a pedestrian 7 points and 5 rebounds. Russell Westbrook averaged 19, 6 and 6 in his past 5 games, but he hit just over 41 percent of his shots and the Thunder lost each game. O.J. Mayo ...

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