NBA Rookie Report
*Note: these statistics may be a day or two late. I’m sorry about the inconvenience.
My NBA Rookie Report rankings are as follows:
1. O.J. Mayo- 21.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, .471 FG%, .398 3PT%, .878 FT%
Why above Rose- 1 reason: only guy since Magic Johnson to start a career with 20 straight games with double figures in points. Pretty good company, don’t you think?
2. Derrick Rose- 18.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 6.1 APG, .495 FG%, .333 3PT%, .813 FT%
A true point guard, just what the Bulls needed. They made a good choice taking him with the first choice.
3. Russell Westbrook- 13.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 4.2 APG, .367 FG%, .250 3PT%, .792 FT%
You have to give the Oklahom City organization one thjing: they sure do know how to draft(in the first round, that is.). Last year, it was Durant, this year it’s Westbrook. Who knows, we might have a repeat at rookie of the year from that organization. You never know.
4. Rudy Fernandez- 11.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 1.9 APG, .432 FG%, .424 3PT%, .959 FT%
Greg Oden isn’t the only 2nd year rookie sensation on the Traiblazers. This Spanish sensation drafted in 2007 was kind of forgotten about in the rookie conversation, but boy has he become a key player. He’s become the shooting ace of a perimeter team.
5. Michael Beasley- 13.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.0 APG, .447 FG%, .348 3PT%, .789 FT%
You thought that I had forgotten about him, didn’t you? But, honestly, he’s not all that he was hyped up to be. The Freshman sensation last year doesn’t dominate the boards as much as he did, or step out for the J as much as he did. But, he’s still in the Top 5.
Marc Gasol- 11.8 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.4 APG, .522 FG%, .000 3PT%, .788 FT%
I actually seriously putting him above Beasley at the 5 spot. And nobody suspected him. Pau’s little brother has filled his brother’s void in Memphis very nicely. They play so much alike and look so much alike that I wouldn’t be surprised if a teammate calls for the ball from him, saying, “Pau, Pau, ball!”
That’s all I have for you.
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