Updated Grades for the Top 10 NBA Rookies

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Updated Grades for the Top 10 NBA Rookies
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It's time to get out the red pen and grade the top 10 NBA rookies through the first two months of the 2012-13 season.

As you can imagine, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis received high marks. But who else was in the A-range?

Three of the top 10 newcomers weren't drafted in the 2012 class, so how did they stack up? We took into account team situations, player expectations and realistic player capabilities.

A few of the rookies saw mediocre grades due to poor shooting, while others drew positive assessment because they consistently executed plays.

Let's take a look at these young ballers' report cards.

 

*Statistics gathered from Basketball Reference and Synergy Sports (login required), accurate as of 12/28/12.

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