In ranking rookies this week, ESPN's David Thorpe takes a look at those who show "promise", focusing on 13 of them. At #4, Thorpe has Ryan Anderson, who "still projects to be a 3-point-shooting specialist in this league, at the very least; he has the potential to be more than that." Overall, Anderson ranks #23 on Thorpe's list. Brook Lopez is still #3. Meanwhile, Dave McMenamin of NBA.com looks at next year's class.
- Rookie Watch: Who's got promise? - David Thorpe - ESPN
- 2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 50 - David Thorpe - ESPN Insider
- Hollinger's Player Statistics - Rookies - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- Rookie Rankings: It's Tourney Time - Dave McMenamin - NBA.com