Rookie Watch: Mayo the new No. 1
One of the harshest lessons a rookie must learn about this business is the temporary status of most NBA head coaches. Six coaches have already been fired, with a few more possibly on the way out. Many of these rookies played for strong college programs whose coaches are ingrained into the landscape of the community, so losing a coach during the season is new territory for the most part.
In college, players put their ultimate trust into their coaches, allowing coaches to define, ...
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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