Brook Lopez is having a better 21st birthday today than his twin brother, Robin. (And why are we not surprised their birthday is April Fool's Day?) After all, Shaq didn't call out Brook yesterday. Not only that, he remains in the running for Rookie of the Year. As Bryan Armen Graham of SI notes, he "deserves more ROY consideration than he's going to get". Graham ranks Lopez #2 on his list, ESPN's David Thorpe one lower.
- Emerging Lee helping lead Magic into playoffs from backcourt - Bryan Armen Graham - Sports Illustrated
- 2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 50 - David Thorpe - ESPN
- Hollinger's Player Statistics - Rookies - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- Rookie of the Year Watch - Maurice Brooks - ESPN
- Magic's Lee is lone rookie having impact on title contender - Dave McMenamin - NBA.com