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Rookie Watch: Star-studded class

Originally Published: February 4, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

It's not too early to say that this rookie class is both deep and special. In fact, this class could very well produce more starters -- and more All-Stars -- than any class in memory, even the celebrated class of 2003.

Let's start with the gimmes: Derrick Rose is a top-tier athlete with skill and savvy. Greg Oden will be the biggest, most agile center in the league after Dwight Howard. O.J. Mayo is already one of the top shooters in basketball, and has the strength and mindset ...

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