There are two Blazers in the top ten:
4. Greg Oden
7. Jerryd Bayless
Im not suprised Rudy isnt up there yet, but after the Summer League, which starts in two weeks, im sure Rudy will start showing up on a few radars. There will be 3 Blazers in the Rookie vs. Sophomore game this year and 3 in ROY contention and 3 on the First or Second All-Rookie Teams. So we definitely, without a doubt, at this point have the best rookie class in the league by far. I think Chicago came in the closest 2nd with Rose and uh... Rose, nobody else worth mentioning. But the difference between our 1st and Chicago's 2nd is like the difference between the skills of Tiger and Rocco at this years US Open. We are Tiger because we know we are better, and Rocco shouldnt even be up here competing with us for #1. If we are Tiger, then we are guaranteed to take home some hardware at the end of the season, ours being the ROY trophy. But I think we will eventually be a true Tiger, and bring home every trophy possible that could be won, including the big papa. Half of this was way OT, but I'm tired, so Im going to bed and hopefully if I read this again in the morning it makes sense.
Heres the link:
I totally forgot we got Batum too. I say we have the 1st and 2nd best rookie classes this year then, we have too much goodness for one rookie class. That bumps Rocco outta contention