ESPN's David Thorpe takes a deeper look at Brook Lopez this week and finds him just below the top rookies in this year's class, ranking the Nets center behind only O.J. Mayo, Derrick Rose and (close call) Marc Gasol. Of Lopez he writes, "How many centers in the league can shoot from the perimeter, score inside and block shots? And how many could do it on the NBA level at age 20? Get the picture?"
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