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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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Stray Shots: The DeMar DeRozan Bad Contract Extension Edition

    Zach Lowe

    DeMar DeRozan The rookie deal non-max extension is one of the least efficient/riskiest contracts in the NBA. It comes when a player is still very young, at a stage when it's possible to believe he might advance more in the next 12 months than he d...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  12. Ricky Rubio, Kyrie Irving, and the final NBA Rookie Rankings of t...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In the final edition of Rookie Rankings, we pick the top 10 first-year players of 2012.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  13. NBA Rookie Rankings with Iman Shumpert, Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    With Ricky Rubio and Kyrie Irving injured, other players rise to the top.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  14. Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried, Derrick Williams, and the rest of t...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Derrick Williams continues his climb.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  15. Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried, and a Rubio-less edition of the NBA...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    A Rubio-less ranking sends Kenneth Faried into the top two.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  16. The NBA rookie power rankings, including Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubi...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Isaiah Thomas breaks the top three.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012