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Old 01-19-2008, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ESPN Thorpe's Top 10 Rookies This Season

Nice .... fair enough where Moon's ranked and deservedly so.

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Originally Posted by David Thorpe
Here are my Top 10 rookies 11 weeks into the season:

(Previous rank in parentheses)

1. Kevin Durant, Sonics (1)
2. Al Horford, Hawks (2)
3. Yi Jianlian, Bucks (3)
4. Jamario Moon, Raptors (4)
5. Sean Williams, Nets (5)
6. Luis Scola, Rockets (6)
7. Daequan Cook, Heat (7)
8. Juan Carlos Navarro, Grizzlies (8)
9. Mike Conley, Grizzlies (NR)
10. Joakim Noah, Bulls (8)
He has a good point regarding hitting the "rookie wall" and that its less likely.

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Originally Posted by David Thorpe
Another rook who's enjoying 2008 is Jamario Moon, averaging 10 points and 7 rebounds on 50 percent shooting in January, all improvements over his 2007 numbers. His 2.2 blocks per game in January is a step up, too. He and Scola, both older rookies, are mostly immune to the "rookie wall."
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