With two Rookie of the Month awards and a steady presence under the boards, Brook Lopez is far beyond his status as a #10 pick ... and what happened to him in Miami when Dwyane Wade blocked his shot at the rim not once but twice. Consistently ranked in the top three or four rookies, Lopez returns home to California this week not just to visit but to prove he's a playoff center.
- Forget those blocks, because Nets' Lopez has right stuff now - Mike Freeman - CBS Sports
- Rookie Watch: Room for improvement - David Thorpe - ESPN
- 2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 50 - David Thorpe - ESPN Insider
- Hollinger's Player Statistics - Rookies - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- Rose in control of Bulls, top spot - Bryan Armen Graham - Sports Illustrated
- Rookie Rankings: Questions to Answer - Dave McMenamin - NBA.com