Rookie Watch: Westbrook rises to top

Originally Published: January 28, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

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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