View Full Version : 2009 Rookie Challenge

02-13-2009, 12:48 PM
Rookie Team Roster
Player (Team) Position Height Weight School/Country
Michael Beasley (Heat) F 6-9 245 Kansas State
Rudy Fernandez (Trail Blazers) G-F 6-6 185 Spain
Marc Gasol (Grizzlies) C 7-1 265 Spain
Eric Gordon (Clippers) G 6-3 222 Indiana
Brook Lopez (Nets) C 7-0 260 Stanford
O.J. Mayo (Grizzlies) G 6-4 210 USC
Greg Oden (Trail Blazers) C 7-0 285 Ohio State
Derrick Rose (Bulls) G 6-3 190 Memphis
Russell Westbrook (Thunder) G 6-3 187 UCLA


Sophomore Team roster
Player (Team) Position Height Weight School/Country
Aaron Brooks (Rockets) G 6-0 161 Oregon
Wilson Chandler (Knicks) F 6-8 220 DePaul
Kevin Durant (Thunder) G-F 6-9 215 Texas
Jeff Green (Thunder) F 6-9 235 Georgetown
Al Horford (Hawks) F-C 6-10 245 Florida
Luis Scola (Rockets) F-C 6-9 245 Argentina
Al Thornton (Clippers) F 6-8 220 Florida State
Rodney Stuckey (Pistons) G 6-5 205 Eastern Washington
Thaddeus Young (Sixers) F 6-8 220 Georgia Tech

The sophmores have won six straight.

Any predictions for this game? MVP?

They don't play D obviously, I still enjoy this game.

Sophmores will win, Thad Young MVP :)

02-13-2009, 12:50 PM
rookies win this year

02-13-2009, 02:51 PM
HEy guys I have to work tonight, unfortunately...do any of you know if they will re air the rookie game ??

02-13-2009, 02:53 PM
scola 4 mvp :D

Verbal Christ
02-13-2009, 02:54 PM
Tivo? DVR? good old fashioned VCR? c'mon baby any true sports fan must have recording capabilites.

02-13-2009, 02:58 PM
who cares, Love got shafted.

02-13-2009, 02:59 PM
11:30 pm on NBATV

02-13-2009, 03:00 PM
Rookies win - Mayo MVP

And Kevin Love should of been on the team.

02-13-2009, 03:01 PM
I got the rookies getting this one. Their loaded. Durant probably gonna have 30+ though

02-13-2009, 03:02 PM
Wilson Chandler! :D:D:D:D:D

02-13-2009, 03:17 PM
I know everybody is getting high on Mayo and Rose, but the sophomores still have experience (and Kevin Durant).
The rookies have the advantage at point guard and shooting guard. The sophomores have the advantage at small forward and power forward. The rookies will have the advantage at center if Al Horford, who is better than Lopez or Oden, doesn't play.
Kevin Durant will easily own on all rookie small forwards. Brooks should be able to keep up with Rose and Westbrook, but is still the lesser point guard by far. I think Stuckey is the best option for shooting guard. Durant can also play shooting guard because there are so many other talented small forwards on the sophomore team. Al Thornton and Jeff Green will dominate at power forward. I get the feeling that Beasley won't play very well. Lopez and Oden will have the overall advantage at center, although Horford is currently more talented than either of them.
If Al Horford plays, I give a slight advantage to the sophomores. If he doesn't, I think the centers and back court for the rookies will overwhelm the sophomores.

02-13-2009, 03:54 PM
11:30 pm on NBATV

Damn thats still to early for me...i was hoping for like 1 am or something

02-13-2009, 03:54 PM
Is this on tonight? If so what time?

02-13-2009, 05:12 PM
I'm really torn on watching this or not. I want to watch, but I'm gonna be angry the whole time because K-Love should be there... what the hell is wrong with the assistant coaches.

Has there ever been a time where someone one the All-Rookie 1st team didnt make the Rookie Game?

02-13-2009, 07:58 PM
I got the Rooks on this.

02-13-2009, 08:00 PM
Is this on tonight? If so what time?

9:00 PM Eastern Time on TNT

02-13-2009, 08:07 PM
I'm thinking rookies win. Better balance from top to bottom. Michael Beasley for MVP.

It's an all-offense game and Beasley leads all rookies in points per 48 minutes. I see that being enough, with the rookies winning.