Rookie Watch: Top 4 neck and neck
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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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