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Rookie Watch: Biggest surprises

Originally Published: January 26, 2012
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

With games coming at an alarming rate and players moving in and out of rotations thanks to injuries, fouls or coaching decisions, it's too early to make any kind of permanent decision about how this class is doing. One week a player could be scoring and playing a lot, the next week he could be out of the rotation entirely.

Still, there are five guys who have played well enough, and for enough minutes, to be noticed as having more than just a few good moments. And all five are exceeding expectations by a good degree. Here are my top surprises of the first month of the season.


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