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Lopez, Oden Tie for Lead in Rookie Rebounding

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Preseason is over, and Brook Lopez and Greg Oden wound up the top rookie rebounders in the league. The 20-year-old seven-footers averaged 7.8 rebounds a piece...47 boards in six games. Oden had a slight lead in offensive boards, 3.8 to Lopez's 3.2. (Lopez averaged 11.8 ppg, Oden 11.5.)

The Nets' other first round pick, Ryan Anderson, finished eighth with 5.5 rebounds, almost as many as some top picks, like Michael Beasley and Kevin Love. Two second rounders made the top ten, Richard Mbah a Moute of the Bucks and Richard Hendrix of the Warriors.

Rank Player Team Rebounds Per Game
1. Brook Lopez Nets 7.8
1. Greg Oden Blazers 7.8
3. Michael Beasley Heat 6.0
3. Roy Hibbert Pacers 6.0
3. Kevin Love Wolves 6.0
6. Marc Gasol Grizzlies 5.9
7. Luc Mbah a Moute Bucks 5.8
8. Ryan Anderson Nets 5.5
9. Jason Thompson Kings 5.4
10. Richard Hendrix Warriors 5.3

Lopez also ranks eighth in scoring among rookies at 11.8 points per game, just ahead of Oden. Anderson ranks 13th at 8.8 and Chris Douglas-Roberts 16th.

Rank Player Team Points Per Game
1. Michael Beasley Heat 16.4
2. O.J. Mayo Grizzlies 15.4
3. Eric Gordon Clippers 14.6
4. Derrick Rose Bulls 13.9
5. Mike Taylor Clippers 12.4
6. Rudy Fernandez Blazers 12.0
6. Russell Westbrook Thunder 12.0
8. Brook Lopez Nets 11.8
9. Greg Oden Blazers 11.5
10. Marreese Speights 76ers 9.6

Source: NBA.com