He's always ranked in the top three or four rookies, sometimes as high as #1. Now, with two consecutive Rookie of the Month awards, as many as any other rookie, Brook Lopez has to be considered a top contender for the Rookie of the Year award. ESPN ranks him just behind Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook. SI puts O.J. Mayo ahead of him as well. ESPN's David Thorpe says simply he could be "Tim Duncan Lite".
- Rookie Watch: Two-way tie for No. 1 - David Thorpe - ESPN
- 2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 50 - David Thorpe - ESPN
- Chat with David Thorpe - David Thorpe - ESPN
- Hollinger's Player Statistics - Rookies - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- Top billing for Thunder's Westbrook - Bryan Armen Graham - Sports Illustrated
- For The Record: Nets' Lopez on the rise - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Honeymoon just about over for Oden - Dave McMenamin - NBA.com