Rookie Watch: Westbrook rises to top
Last season, Kevin Durant was so much more productive than everyone else in his class that he had to be our top rookie despite his team's being so bad. But that's not the case this season. The rookie crop of talented and productive players is deep, so we can look beyond individual numbers.
Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Brook Lopez are all playing on teams that have been winning more games than was generally expected. In the case of the Thunder and Timberwolves, that is especially ...
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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