Rod Thorn has said Brook Lopez is about where the Nets expected him to be. Not everyone is that cavalier about Lopez's success, including Lopez himself: "I thought I'd eventually work myself up to this, but not this quickly!" Lopez is averaging 17.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists for February, which keeps moving him up the rankings of NBA rookies...in one all the way to #1!
- In the Paint: Nets' Brook Lopez a towering presence in middle - Chris Colston - USA Today
- NBA Rookie Rankings: Sixers' Speights makes his debut - Bryan Armen Graham - Sports Illustrated
- Rookie Watch: It's a four-way tie - David Thorpe - ESPN
- 2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 50 - David Thorpe - ESPN
- Hollinger's Player Statistics - Rookies - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- Award Watch: Rookie Rankings - Joel Bingham - HoopsWorld
- Patience during rookie season pays off for Westbrook - Dave McMenamin - NBA.com