Ranking Kenneth Faried with the NBA's Best Rookies of 2012

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Ranking Kenneth Faried with the NBA's Best Rookies of 2012
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A manimal has been loose in Denver, and no one's been able to cage him.

 

Kenneth Faried, aka “The Manimal,” has run wild on the hardwood, as his animalistic aggressiveness propels him to hunt after his favored prize—the basketball.

 

Faried rebounds with reckless abandon, partly out-muscling opponents after putting himself in perfect position, partly soaring sky-high to grab loose basketballs over others.

 

His 7.1 rebounds per game lead all rookies by a wide margin, and Faried's proven not only that he can play at the NBA level, but his astounding abilities allowed the Nuggets to trade away Nene.

 

But Faried isn't the only NBA rookie doing damage currently; there are many others impressing the entire league already.

 

Who are those other players and where does Faried rank among them?

 

Let's find out.

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