Rookie of the Year pick: Rose is the one
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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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