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Al Horford's headed to playoffs ... and rookie of the year?

Who's going to win the NBA's rookie of the year award? Al Horford thinks it's going to be … Al Horford. Story

Updated: April 16, 2008, 3:05 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

Kevin Durant is the leading scorer among all NBA rookies. He is also the leading scorer for the worst Seattle team in franchise history. That's not hating, that's fact. No Sonics team has lost more games than this 2007-08 squad.

So I don't understand why Durant is still considered the top rookie of the year candidate. Teams are supposed to get better when they add the top kid in the class, not (historically) worse.

Which is why, back in February, I tried to draw people's ...

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