Rookie of the Year pick: Rose is the one

Originally Published: April 14, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

The fantastic rookie class of 2008-09 gave us many rookie of the year candidates. O.J. Mayo dominated early. Kevin Love picked up some steam. Russell Westbrook jumped into serious contention. And Eric Gordon and Marc Gasol both played their way into consideration.

But in the end, it comes down to two guys who play very different positions: Brook Lopez and Derrick Rose.

Brook Lopez, C, Nets

In the NBA, the center position is the toughest physically and the hardest to ...

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