After countless hours browsing YouTube, watching highlights, and trying to develop a halfway-decent ranking system of the best dunks, blocks, steals, and assists from the rookie class, we’ve finally arrived at our goal: the Top 50 Plays of the Year.

I’ll let the moving pictures do the talking, but I do want to make one disclaimer: I did everything I could to make sure Blake Griffin didn’t own all the highlights, especially the top-10. It was extremely difficult, but in order to give less prominent names exposure and showcase the full arsenal of the rookie class, it was completely necessary. In the end, Griffin got his fare share of highlights (still owns the majority, obviously), but so did the rest of young guns. If you have any thoughts/agreements/disagreements, feel free to stop by the comment section. History will be rewritten in the upcoming weeks, but for one last time, let’s see what’s good with the rookie class.

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