With a month to go before the All-Star break, you can already start penciling in your NBA Rookie of the Year.
The Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard looks like a seasoned veteran compared to most of the rookies he's competing against. Posing as a floor general for a team that already has established talent, he's quickly earned the trust and confidence of his teammates and coaching staff.
Lillard's 37 points against Golden State was just an exclamation point on what's already been a successful rookie campaign.
Dion Waiters is creeping up the rankings with a few recent scoring outbursts, while Alexey Shved is struggling to maintain his surprising production earlier in the season.
Stats updated as of January 16, 2013