Rookie Watch: Mayo jumps into top 5, Oden looks fantastic
With the season in its third week, some rookies are clearly penned into the rotation for the season. Others are penciled in or out. At least it seems that way to them.
It's hard for young players (and some fans) to digest just how long the NBA season is. Rookies who get down on themselves for a "DNP-CD" next to their name, or for playing just a few minutes here and there, are doing themselves a disservice. Rotations change quickly in this league for many reasons. So staying ...
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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