Rookie Watch: Fernandez shoots to the top
With the season under way, some rookies find themselves in the rotation. Others find themselves out of the rotation. The rest are forced to live in that scary spot between the two, never knowing whether their next mistake will be the one that sends them to the bench.
The rookies in the rotation are afforded the luxury of not having to worry about one particular mistake, and that allows them to play with some confidence. But their challenges are great: adhering to the plan and executing ...
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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