Who has been the league's best rookie?
Kevin Durant, Sonics G 81%
Al Horford, Hawks C 10%
Juan Carlos Navarro, Grizzlies G 3%
Jeff Green, Sonics F 2%
Yi Jianlian, Bucks F 2%
Players couldn't vote for a teammate.... Durant's average of 19.2 points through Sunday was by far the highest among rookies; he also led in steals and minutes.... Horford (page 20) was averaging a rookie-best 9.8 rebounds, including 20 in one game; his 12 double doubles were eight more than any other rookie; and Atlanta could make its first postseason since 1998--99.
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