Yup, he said it, specifically, "I think I can be one of the best ever. I’ve thought that growing up my whole life." Behind that goofy exterior, Brook Lopez is one confident 20-year-old. He's not alone in that assessment. Rod Thorn agrees. ""We feel very fortunate." And as rookie rankings turn his way, even a Chicago reporter admits, Lopez could challenge Derrick Rose for Rookie of the Year.
- Nets' rookie Lopez earning rave reviews - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Rookie competition may be gaining on Rose - Mike McGraw - Chicago Daily Herald
- Westbrook on top; Mayo tumbles - Bryan Armen Graham - Sports Illustrated