Rookie Watch: Welcome, Westbrook
As the NBA season enters grind mode and the rookies watch their old college chums playing in holiday tournaments at exotic locations or in marquee matchups on national TV, many of the guys who entered the draft early start to question their decision. And it's understandable.
This is when the difference between college and pro hoops really presents itself to them. Some guys throw themselves into playing video games. Others watch DVD after DVD. Some vets do the same thing, so the ...
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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