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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Top NBA Rookies as of December 15th, 2008

This is the top 10 rookies according to www.espn.com right now. I would have to agree with most of them except for Greg Oden. He has been hurt already and hasn't played nearly the number of games that the other 9 have. I am not ripping on him and I am an Ohio State fan. I don't think he is even the best rookie on his team. Rudy Fernandez is by far the best on Portland. I also think that DJ Augustin should be in the top 5. I understand that this list will constantly change, but here would be my top five:
1. O.J. Mayo
2. Rudy Fernandez
3. Derrick Rose
4. Michael Beasley
5. Brook Lopez




2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 10

RK Player TM Age POS G MIN FG% 3FG% FT% STL BLK AST REB PTS PER
1 O.J. Mayo MEM 21 SG 25 37.0 .472 .405 .885 1.2 0.1 2.7 4.2 20.8 18.11
Analysis: Composure is one of Mayo's biggest strengths. And most of the ... more
2 Derrick Rose CHI 20 PG 25 39.0 .469 .303 .807 1.0 0.2 6.4 3.8 17.6 15.96
Analysis: It's easy to see Rose's deficiencies on defense right now. He's ... more
3 George Hill SAS 22 PG 22 21.0 .416 .400 .795 0.8 0.3 3.0 3.1 9.7 17.10
Analysis: What this young guy is doing right now might even be ... more
4 Rudy Fernandez POR 23 SG 26 26.0 .419 .398 .930 0.9 0.2 1.9 3.3 11.1 16.90
Analysis: It's becoming obvious that the Blazers like to use Fernandez mostly ... more
5 Greg Oden POR 20 C 20 23.0 .509 .000 .640 0.3 1.4 0.6 8.0 8.0 16.02
Analysis: Want another reason to be bullish on the Blazers? Try this: ... more
6 Marc Gasol MEM 23 C 25 28.0 .541 .000 .747 0.6 1.0 1.4 6.8 10.9 16.53
Analysis: Though skeptics might suggest that Gasol is just putting up good ... more
7 Brook Lopez NJN 20 C 24 27.0 .473 .000 .778 0.5 1.9 0.8 7.4 9.9 15.12
Analysis: Lopez does something all big men should do, and do often: ... more
8 D.J. Augustin CHA 21 PG 26 30.0 .410 .427 .938 0.6 0.0 4.5 1.9 13.9 16.13
Analysis: Augustin has the third-best turnover rate among guards in this class; ... more
9 Michael Beasley MIA 19 PF 23 26.0 .449 .360 .773 0.7 0.5 1.0 5.1 14.1 14.96
Analysis: In Miami's loss to Memphis, Beasley had a solid 20-point, 8-rebound ... more
10 Russell Westbrook OKC 20 PG 26 28.0 .375 .257 .807 1.7

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