Rookie Watch: Checking in on the bigs

Here's an update on how the rookie big men are progressing in the month of March

Originally Published: March 18, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

At the end of 2008, I wrote about the big men in this rookie class. My focus was how rookie bigs often are unfairly criticized. I also suggested that as many as 13 guys from this class have a chance to be solid starters or rotation guys in the NBA.

Three months later, it's time to study the production of all the rookies who play at least some time as a center, the position that typically is the hardest to fill. There are 12 guys who have played at least a few minutes at the 5-spot, though ...

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