Top ranked Rookies
At the end of Week 13 in the NBA 2008-09 season, the top ranked rookies are as follows.
The number one spot amongst rookies is claimed by O.J. Mayo. He is a guard in Memphis Grizzlies. He has participated in 44 games and has averaged 37.5 minutes per game. He has a field goal percentage of 0.443, 3-point field goal percentage of 0.379 and free throw percentage of 0.869. He has recorded 19.1 points per game (ppg), 4 rebounds per game (rpg), 2.8 assists per game (apg), 1 steal per game (spg) and 0.1 blocks per game (bpg). The Numero Uno spot is occupied by him as in the previous week he had 2 strong games and 2 weak games as compared to Derrick Rose who had 2 poor games.
The second rank goes to Derrick Rose. He is allocated the position of Guard in Chicago Bulls. On 28th January 2009, it was declared that his Bulls No. 1 jersey is currently the ninth highest seller in the league. He has played 45 games and has an average of 37.4 minutes per game. His 3-point field goal percentage is 0.278, field goal percentage is 0.457 and free throw percentage is 0.787. His statistics are 0.2 bpg, 0.8 spg, 6.3 spg, 3.5 rpg and 16.7 ppg.
Russell Westbrook has the third rank amongst rookies. He is assigned the spot of Guard in Oklahoma City Thunder. While playing against the Warriors, he accrued 30 points on 11 for 19 shooting. In the matches against Clippers and Nets, his combined points were 24 on 7 for 20 shooting. He has appeared in 45 games and on an average has 31 minutes per game. His 3-point field goal percentage is 0.333, free throw percentage is 0.798 and field goal percentage is 0.409. He has exhibited 4.8 apg, 0.2 bpg, 14.4 ppg, 1.4 spg and 4.3 rpg.
Eric Gordon has reached the fourth rank. He plays in the position of Guard in the roster of Los Angeles Clippers. Vinny Del Negro, the Chicago Head Coach, claimed that Derrick Rose would certainly win the Rookie of the Year Trophy. Mike Dunleavy, the Clippers coach, responded by saying that Rose and Mayo are two of the top rookies and Gordon is also appearing strong. In 44 games in this season, Gordon has averaged 32 minutes per game. He has a free throw percentage of 0.864, 3-point field goal percentage of 0.355 and field goal percentage of 0.434. His figures for the season are 2.3 rpg, 1 spg, 2.4 apg, 13.7 ppg and 0.4 bpg.
Brook Lopez is the Center of New Jersey Nets. He participated in 45 games and had 29.8 minutes average per game. His free throw percentage is 0.822 and field goal percentage is 0.484, but 3-point field goal percentage is nil. He has posted 1.9 bpg, 11.4 ppg, 0.6 spg, 7.9 rpg and 0.7 apg.
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