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NBA Breakout Rookies
1.  Chris Paul
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1. Chris Paul
New Orleans Hornets

Coach Byron Scott says he won't be surprised if Paul takes home the Rookie of the Year award. Not many others will be surprised either, as the quick point guard teams up with sophomore J.R. Smith to make up one of the league’s youngest, most athletic backcourts. With his passing skills and flashy drives, Paul should make Hornets fans forget all about departed point man Baron Davis.

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