Sunday, September 19th, 2010 at 8:00 am  |  13 responses

Polladaday: Under-the-Radar Rookie?

Every year, one or two first-year players exceed expectations during their rookie campaigns (see: Jennings, Brandon). Who’ll do so in ’10-11? 

Which rookie will step up this season?

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  • JTaylor21

    I go with Eric B cuz the boy got the juice. Shouts out Rakim.

  • tiquan

    avery bradley

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com Masr

    lol patrick patterson?

  • Hedo Turkeyglu

    Like all these dudes, especially Cole.

  • Groves

    can i vote Dominique Jones

  • Sam

    James Anderson if hes healthy!

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    I gotta say Aldrich cause he should start right away at center for okc and he’s exactly the kind of banger/rebounder they need

  • Jose

    Aldrich will definitely get good Playing time in OKC. and he should Feel kinda comfortable coming in since theres a lack of age difference between them guys. Everyone’s gonna watch him to see if he pushes okc a lil higher in the west. Well not like 20-10 stuff but just like caboose said;bangin bodies and crashin boards

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Is Adam Morrison still eligible? If he is, don’t pick him!
    I vote Patrick Patterson.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    “See Jennings, Brandon”?? How about “see Gibson, Taj”? Brandon is obviously the better player and had some monster games, but Taj was way more consistent than Jennings and WAAAY less people expected Taj to have an impact in the L his first year. Just sayin’. As for this year, I’d really, really like to say Eric Bledsoe because I think he’s gonna be an outstanding pro, but not sure how many minutes he’ll get. So I’ma go with Cole Aldrich, cause I think he’ll play some decent minutes.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Paul George has the best opportunity to really shine I feel. Larry Sanders is one to watch out for as well, but I think Paul George is a young man who will have a starting position in this coming season

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    I voted for Gordon Hayward.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Mine is Samardo Samuels