Rookie Watch: Handing out awards
Welcome to the first-ever Rookie 50 Awards. We're naming our all-rookie teams (we're going three teams deep since this class is so talented) and handing out some "best in class" awards. Next week, we'll announce our Rookie of the Year pick.
On to the awards ...
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Derrick Rose
Proved to be a dynamic scorer throughout the season (16.6 points per game), mixing in incredible drives to the hoop and a much-better-than-expected ...
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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