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Horford for Rookie of Year

Kevin Durant has the potential and the popularity, but the top rookie so far has been Atlanta's Al Horford.

Updated: February 14, 2008, 2:51 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

After hearing that Greg Oden was out for the season, I, like so many, had mentally handed the Rookie of the Year award to Kevin Durant. He has the name recognition, the magazine covers, the TV commercials and he's a pretty good player. At least, he's going to be. Right now the kid is struggling on a team that's struggling. Durant may be comfortably leading rookies in scoring (19.4 compared to No. 2 Juan Navarro's 10.7) but he's also taking nearly twice as many shots a game as the No. 2 guy (17.2 ...

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