Rookie Challenge loaded with talent

Updated: February 12, 2010, 3:21 PM ET
By Tim Legler | ESPN

Legler's Previews: Rookie-Sophs | 3-Point Shootout | Slam Dunk Contest | All-Star Game

Someday down the road, the 2009 NBA draft may go down as the most underrated draft of the past 20 years. Leading up to the event this past summer, most people thought the 2009 class consisted of Blake Griffin and "everybody else." Well, a little more than halfway through the season, a number of rookies are making their mark and contributing at a far higher level than even their own teams thought possible ...

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