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Rookies to watch

Rookies to watch Blake Griffin, Clippers Looks to be the total power-forward package - but now is sidelined with a broken left kneecap (more on that story, page B8). Tyreke Evans, ...

SFGate Golden State Warriors | 2736 days ago | 1706 Ballers sent

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Michael Beasley Drafted Second, Seventh in ROY Voting

No surprise here. Well not anymore anyways. After entering the season with huge expectations, Michael Beasley has finished 7th in Rookie of the Year voting. Derrick Rose was the runaway winner after ...

Bleacher Report .com | 2923 days ago | 1682 Ballers sent

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Former UCLA teammates Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love still close friends

BY JOHN ROHDE Staff Writer jrohde@opubco.comIn the last four years, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love have played together on five different teams.They first became teammates for one season at UCLA, then the NBA ...

NewsOk.com Thunder | 2221 days ago | 1555 Ballers sent

2017 ROOKIE NBA NEWS

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Rams waive offensive lineman Tre' Jackson after he failed a physical

Two days after claiming former New England Patriots guard Tre’ Jackson off waivers, the Rams waived Jackson because of a failed physical, according to the NFL’s transaction ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 2 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Bucks believe rookies Malcolm Brogdon, Thon Maker can do the job

Bucks are first team to start two rookies in playoff game since Golden State in 2013.

USA Today .com | 2 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Playoff debuts: NBA veterans, rookies dive headfirst into the postseason

Veterans like Markieff Morris and Greg Monroe, had huge games in their postseason debuts.

USA Today .com | 5 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Bucks rookie Thon Maker leaves mark in return to Canada

Guard had best season, drawing coach#x2019;s praise, with a noted caveat.

StarTribune Timberwolves | 6 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Bucks rookie Thon Maker leaves mark in return to Canada

Guard had best season, drawing coach#x2019;s praise, with a noted caveat.

StarTribune Timberwolves | 6 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Suns Squared: Season Wrap Up – Devin Booker and the Rookies

Devin Booker’s sophomore effort displayed his ever brightening future, and that was before he scored 70 in a game. Booker’s sophomore season was marked by impressive improvement in almost every statistical ...

Valley of the Suns | 7 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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The BroadCast | Listen Back on 'ROTY Week' Interviews

As the 2016-2017 regular season was winding down, The BroadCast decided to dedicate a few days to examining the Rookie of the Year race.

Philadelphia Sixers | 7 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Alex Wood expected to fill in for Rich Hill on Dodgers rotation

Ross Stripling rescued the Dodgers on Sunday, again. After he pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of the injured Rich Hill, Stripling now has a 1.04 earned-run average. He has faced 34 batters, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 7 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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MLB report: Reds lose fourth starting pitcher, Brandon Finnegan, to injury

Left-hander Brandon Finnegan became the fourth Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher to go on the disabled list and is expected to miss at least a month because of a strained left shoulder. Finnegan ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 8 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Kings Rookies Open Up

Joining the ranks of the most elite basketball players in the world can be a challenging time for rookies in the NBA.

Sacramento Kings | 10 days ago | 3 Ballers sent

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Quiz: How well do you know the Kings rookies?

On Monday night in Beijing, Yao's Foundation had another charity game (more details of who it benefits are here) where NBA players like Joakim Noah, Luis Scola|Luis ...

Sacramento Kings | 10 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Tyler Ulis Named Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Phoenix Suns first-year guard Tyler Ulis has been named the Kia NBA Western Conf

Phoenix Suns | 10 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Game Preview: Pacers at Cavaliers (Game 1)

The text messages are still sitting there on Lance Stephenson's phone, dozens of them, dating all the way back to his rookie season with

Indiana Pacers | 10 days ago | 4 Ballers sent

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Humbled Stephenson Back with Bird, Pacers

The text messages are still sitting there on Lance Stephenson's phone, dozens of them, dating all the way back to his rookie season with

Indiana Pacers | 10 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Newcomer of the Year

Kris Dunn has won the first ever Dunking With Wolves' Newcomer of the Year award. Kris Dunn, the only rookie on the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

Dunking With Wolves | 11 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Buddy Sets New Career High

With the Kings season soon drawing to a close, Buddy Hield added an exclamation point to his rookie campaign with a career night.

Sacramento Kings | 12 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Alex Boeder's NBA Awards Ballot: ROY, 6th Man, MIP and COY

Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon Dario Saric Wily Hernangomez

Milwaukee Bucks | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Ingram Drops Hammer Against Pelicans

In the second-to-last game of the season, Brandon Ingram provided the highlight of his rookie year by dropping a ferocious dunk on the Pelicans.

Los Angeles Lakers | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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On the Beat | As Season Winds Down, Rookie of Year Race in Focus

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The timing of Saturday’s pairing between the 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks brought even ...

Philadelphia Sixers | 15 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Inside the NBA: Trade vaults Hield to top of rookies class

The redraft evaluations of this NBA season’s unfulfilling rookie class make general managers cringe. Two of the top rookies, Joel Embiid and Dario ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 16 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Ellenson due for first NBA start at Houston; Boban in line for action, ...

HOUSTON – Of the 57 minutes Henry Ellenson has logged over 15 NBA games in his rookie season, seven came when a game hung in the balance.

Detroit Pistons | 17 days ago | 7 Ballers sent

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GIF Recap | March ROTM Edition

A very GIF-able month and another KIA Rookie of the Month for Dario Saric in March. It started with this...

Philadelphia Sixers | 20 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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GIF Recap | March ROTM Edition

A very GIF-able month and another KIA Rookie of the Month for Dario Saric in March. It started with this...

Philadelphia Sixers | 20 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Firstrust Rookie Report: Given Greater Role, Saric Flourished in March

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The head coach has said on numerous occasions that the 2017 Rookie of the Year award runs through the city of Philadel

Philadelphia Sixers | 21 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Sixers Forward Dario Saric Named KIA NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie Of ...

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 3, 2017 – Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rooki

Philadelphia Sixers | 21 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram is feeling close to 100%

On the first play of the Lakers’ game against Memphis on Sunday, Brandon Ingram drove to the basket, his face contorted with intensity and aggression — the kind ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 21 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Tyler Ulis continues to impress with near triple-double

Suns rookie guard Tyler Ulis nearly had a triple-double in Phoenix's 123-116 loss to Houston Sunday.

AZcentral.com Suns | 21 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Kings' 4-1 win keeps alive slim playoff hopes while denying Flames a chance

Jarome Iginla scored his 100th game-winning goal, got an assist and drew blood in a fight against his longtime team, helping the Los Angeles Kings ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 25 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Several Lakers will get to guard Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns

Lakers Coach Luke Walton looked over to Julius Randle, lined up at the Target Center, ready to do some extra shooting after practice. ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 25 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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2010 NBA Mock Draft
01. John Wall (WW)
02. Evan Turner (76ers)
03. Derrick Favors (NJN)
04. Wesley Johnson (MT)
05. DeMarcus Cousins (SK)
06. Ekpe Udoh (GSW)
07. Greg Monroe (DP)
08. Al-Farouq Aminu (LAC)
09. Gordon Hayward (UJ)
10. Paul George (IP)
2009 NBA Mock Draft
01. Blake Griffin (LAC)
02. Hasheem Thabeet (MG)
03. James Harden (OCT)
04. Tyreke Evans (SK)
05. Ricky Rubio (MT)
06. Jonny Flynn (MT)
07. Stephen Curry (GSW)
08. Jordan Hill (NYK)
09. DeMar DeRozan (TR)
10. Brandon Jennings (MB)
Scoring
01. Kevin Durant27.7
02. LeBron James26.7
03. Carmelo Anthony25.6
04. Dwyane Wade25.5
05. Kobe Bryant25.3
06. Amare Stoudemire25.3
07. Derrick Rose25.0
08. Monta Ellis24.1
09. Kevin Martin23.5
10. Dirk Nowitzki23.0
Rebounds
01. Kevin Love15.2
02. Dwight Howard14.1
03. Zach Randolph12.2
04. Blake Griffin12.1
05. Kris Humphries10.4
06. Pau Gasol10.2
07. David Lee9.8
08. Al Jefferson9.7
09. Emeka Okafor9.5
10. Tyson Chandler9.4
Assists
01. Steve Nash11.4
02. Rajon Rondo11.2
03. Deron Williams10.3
04. Chris Paul9.8
05. Jose Calderon8.9
06. Raymond Felton8.3
07. John Wall8.3
08. Jason Kidd8.2
09. Russell Westbrook8.2
10. Derrick Rose7.7
Steals
01. Chris Paul2.4
02. Rajon Rondo2.3
03. Monta Ellis2.1
04. Russell Westbrook1.9
05. Tony Allen1.8
06. Mike Conley1.8
07. Jason Kidd1.7
08. Raymond Felton1.7
09. LeBron James1.6
10. Trevor Ariza1.6
Blocks
01. Andrew Bogut2.6
02. Dwight Howard2.4
03. JaVale McGee2.4
04. Serge Ibaka2.4
05. Andrew Bynum2.0
06. Darko Milicic2.0
07. Al Jefferson1.9
08. Amare Stoudemire1.9
09. Tim Duncan1.9
10. Roy Hibbert1.8