Brook Lopez has had a couple of bad games, Ryan Anderson isn't in the rotation and Chris Douglas-Roberts hurt his knee. Pay no mind. Based on "player efficiency", ESPN's John Hollinger ranks Ryan Anderson the NBA's top rookie. David Thorpe thinks highly of all three, ranking Lopez at #11, down a bit; Anderson at #15, up a bit: and CDR at #25, about the same. Thorpe calls Anderson: "an excellent pick by the Nets."
- Hollinger's Player Statistics - Rookies - John Hollinger - ESPN
- Rookie Watch: Mayo jumps into top 5, Oden looks fantastic - David Thorpe - ESPN
- 2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 50 - David Thorpe - ESPN
- Mayo threatens Rose's top spot - Bryan Armen Graham - Sports Illustrated
- Rookie Rankings -- Week 2 - Dave McMenamin - NBA.com