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  1. Kenneth Faried, Isaiah Thomas, and the best from this year's NBA ...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Kenneth Faried has been "dunkin' since a young'n," but he needs to challenge outside shots better.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  2. Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, and the rest of this week's top NBA ...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Isaiah Thomas keeps moving up the list.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  3. NBA Rookie Midterm Report, including Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, a...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    It's Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, and the rest.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  4. Sebastian Pruiti on Norris Cole, Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, and o...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Rubio leads the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  5. NBA Rookie Watch: Christmas Sweaters, Angry Moms, and Stress Frac...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    It's been a month, and the most promising rookie class in years is struggling. There's no instant superstar, no dominant scorer. There have been frustrating injuries and lots of losses. On the other hand, we've seen the youngsters...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  6. NBA Rookie Watch: All the Stars We're Going to Know and Love...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. Since before the NBA draft, we've known that this year's rookie c...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  7. Dear Every Team in the NBA: Your Rookies Are Phenomenal

    Andrew Sharp and Rembert Browne

    Every year, teams throughout the NBA draft rookies. The hope is that these rookies will positively contribute to the franchises' success. Some years, the rookie crop is extremely talented. Other years, not so much. We'll see how this year&#...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  8. Let’s Watch Some NBA Rookie Dunk Vines

    Jason Concepcion

    Ah, the rookie. An athlete's brand -- that special kind of self-commodifying awareness -- exists in rookies as barely more than a fetal word cloud. And that lack of aesthetic rigor means rooks are open to trying things that could p...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  9. The Great Huestis Experiment: Oklahoma City's Gamble and the...

    Zach Lowe

    It was easy to feel outraged for Josh Huestis, the 29th pick in the most recent NBA draft, when news broke that the Thunder had convinced him to play for their D-League team next season instead of signing his rookie contract. Assuming both p...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  10. Class Is Still in Session

    Jonathan Abrams

    Somewhere amid the ankle-breaking crossovers, the crashing dunks, and Jason Williams's elbow passes at the 2000 NBA Rookie Challenge in Oakland, Andre Miller was doing what Andre Miller always does. The 23-year-old Cleveland Cavali...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  11. How's Victor Oladipo Doing So Far?

    Sean Fennessey

    This is how he's doing. Victor Oladipo is not the most efficient rookie in his class. He is not the most efficient 2-guard in the NBA. He is not even the most efficient 2-guard on his own team. But that isn't the point. The Orlando Magic have ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  12. Catching Up With Derrick Favors

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a whirlwind first few years in the NBA for Derrick Favors, who was barely 19 years old when he made his on-court debut. His short career has included being drafted no. 3 overall by the New Joisey Nets; spending his entire rookie year as a...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  13. 6-Day NBA Warning: Let's Hope Ricky Rubio Doesn't Grow Up

    Steve McPherson

    Looked at a certain way, NBA players are men playing a kid's game. But shift the angle slightly and they — especially the younger ones — can look like kids playing a man's game. Any rookie, any sophomore — hell, any player who's bee...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  14. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's episode, The Basketball Jones discuss surprising and disappointing NBA playoff story lines, select their All-NBA, All-Defensive, and All-Rookie Teams, wonder whether George Karl deserved Coach of the Year, and pitch Phil Jackson the idea o...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  15. Q&A: John Wall on Elite Point Guards, the Wizards' Season, and Wh...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA is funny this way: We still don't know all that much about John Wall, but from now until the end of October, the Wizards will already have to wrestle with the idea of giving Wall an extension as he enters the final year of his rookie contract...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  16. Meyers Leonard Says Don't Forget to Vote

    Chris Ryan

    Earlier today Blazers assistant coach Todd Forcier tweeted out a pic of rookie Meyers Leonard getting some reps in on the bench with the hashtags "#Blazers," "#vote2012," and "#nba." Good hashtags. Not as good as the time Hasheem Thabeet tweeted "#co...

    Blog | November 06, 2012