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td0tsfinest
04-04-2009, 01:10 AM
I think its a total consensus that Derrick Rose is the best rookie in the east. At least that's what I believe.
But when it comes to the west, it's a bit harder to decide.

So Who do you think is the best rook in the western conference?

IMO, it comes down to Russell Westbook, OJ Mayo, Eric Gordon and Kevin Love.
All four are having a phenomenal rookie campaign.

If it was up to me, I think it's a close one between Love and Westbrook. I love Westbrook's speed and athleticism but Love's has grit and can potentially be a double double machine in the nba.

charlsdq7
04-04-2009, 01:27 AM
Westbrook or Mayo

IRUAM #21
04-04-2009, 01:28 AM
Mayo

superkegger
04-04-2009, 01:36 AM
Kevin Love.

yojoe792
04-04-2009, 01:55 AM
Don't sleep on Brook Lopez. The guy is a stud.

I think it goes to Rose at this point, but I really, really like Eric Gordon.

BrizzleBear
04-04-2009, 01:57 AM
Westbrook but Love has been playing great lately.

GoatMilk
04-04-2009, 02:02 AM
Westbrook easy
he's LeBron Jr.

16-5-5, crazy athlete, super quick
OKC got a steal at #4 lol

abe_froman
04-04-2009, 02:27 AM
westbrook or mayo

Kyle N.
04-04-2009, 02:52 AM
Don't sleep on Brook Lopez. The guy is a stud.

I think it goes to Rose at this point, but I really, really like Eric Gordon.

He said in the West, so we aren't. Anyway I think Marc Gasol should be in the conversation. The guy playing dang good basketball.

UK Bull
04-04-2009, 03:56 AM
Westbrook

EX-TREME
04-04-2009, 07:51 AM
oj

_Sn1P3r_
04-04-2009, 08:34 AM
Has to be between Westbrook or Mayo. Love is right there too.

Ragun
04-04-2009, 08:54 AM
mayo sauce.

KnicksorBust
04-04-2009, 12:14 PM
Mayo's got the brightest future. For one season it's tough. I might have to go with Kevin Love just for his consistency. Westbrook has had some great months though. Just ask my fantasy team.

eric1501
04-04-2009, 12:48 PM
Kevin Love hands down. Everyone that doesn't say anything about Love simply doesn't watch the game close enough because the T-Wolves suck. Here is some good reasons no one comes close to Love for ROY besides Rose.

1. 9th in the league in REBS 8.9
2. 2nd in the league in offensive rebs and off reb per game.
3. 25 double doubles.
4. 3rd in the league in rebs per 48 mins 16.9

Not to mention his low post game WILL get better. Al Jeff has one of the best inside post moves in the league and will teach Love. If Love averaged at least 34 mins a game he would easily be a 15 and 12 guy. At 20 years old I think the Wolves have a star in the making.

Tblaze
04-04-2009, 01:01 PM
Love, he's most consistent.. and has done most with his limited minutes.

lakersrock
04-04-2009, 01:04 PM
Without a doubt Russell Westbrook. This isn't even close either.

rabzouz 96
04-04-2009, 01:10 PM
oj and russel, no love for me

IversonIsKrazy
04-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Westbrooke is a team player who can score, Mayo can score, but can chuck a lot of shots up.

1. Russell Westbrooke
2. OJ Mayo
3. Kevin Love

ryguy2k7
04-04-2009, 04:07 PM
I love K-Love. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Minnesotan and a homer...but I'm going to go with Westbrook.

Westbrook is just a great all around athlete and he's going to be an excellent point guard in his career.

KB24PG16
04-04-2009, 04:23 PM
mayo

pete_one
04-04-2009, 04:25 PM
eric gordon plays like hes been in the league

madiaz3
04-04-2009, 04:30 PM
I gotta go with Eric Gordon, shows great composure kind of like brandon roy

Hawkeye15
04-04-2009, 05:11 PM
Kevin Love.

kobe24>lebron23
04-04-2009, 05:11 PM
eric gordon no doubt he's a poor mans version of dwayne wade with no flash

Kakaroach
04-04-2009, 05:55 PM
Kevin Love or Russell Westbrook.

lakerboy
04-04-2009, 06:13 PM
They're all good.

Imagine a line up of:

Marc Gasol
Kevin Love
Eric Gordon
Oj Mayo
Russell Westbrook


That'd be pretty good!

JIDsanity
04-04-2009, 06:16 PM
They're all good.

Imagine a line up of:

Marc Gasol
Kevin Love
Eric Gordon
Oj Mayo
Russell Westbrook


That'd be pretty good!

No it wouldn't. That's 0 defense, except at the PG, and PF positions. Mayo, and Gordon would just get posted up.

Kakaroach
04-04-2009, 06:28 PM
No it wouldn't. That's 0 defense, except at the PG, and PF positions. Mayo, and Gordon would just get posted up. Thats true lol. 3 guards are never good on the floor at the same time. Just look at Detroit. :speechless: West Rookies are very good this year, even with Lopez and Rose in the East.

heatking
04-04-2009, 07:24 PM
ill say mayo, with westbrook closely behind. even tough i havent seen him play much (okc + espn = no no) the few times i have seen him hes a best, and judging by his numbers his good. dont let mark gasol fool you guys tough. the guy is a BRICK. hes so overrated just cause hes a center.

jrivera
04-06-2009, 06:27 PM
Westbrook,Mayo, or Gordon

Fans in Asia
04-06-2009, 11:03 PM
The recent performance by Anthony Randolph shows that he could be as dangerous as (if not more) Kevin Love.

YOURPAPI420
04-07-2009, 05:27 PM
wow u guys r crazy if u dont think eric gordon is the rookie of the year out west

Hawkeye15
04-07-2009, 05:33 PM
The recent performance by Anthony Randolph shows that he could be as dangerous as (if not more) Kevin Love.

I love the word upside too. Tell me, does Olowokandi, Tyrus Thomas, Gerald Green, Darko, do these guys still have upside? Love is the 4th best rebound rate player in history for a rookie. He chips in 11 ppg, in 25 mpg. He may not have the upside of Randolph, but he is, and will most likely be a far better player during his career. I am willing to concede that Nelson hates young players, but whatever.