Rookie Challenge: Durant's soar spot
PHOENIX -- We normally don't pay much attention to the rookie-sophomore game, and with good reason. Normally it isn't competitive, and it's basically a glorified alley-oop contest, and we don't really learn much.
Tonight was the exception -- a deeply entertaining, glorious exception, one that was made possible by an unusually strong rookie class, a few weak selections for the sophs and an unusual number of teammates competing against one another.
And thanks to those conditions, we ...
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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