Updated Grades for Every Impact NBA Rookie: Is Damian Lillard Still on Top?

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Updated Grades for Every Impact NBA Rookie: Is Damian Lillard Still on Top?
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The 2012-13 NBA rookie class has been entertaining, inspiring and confusing all at once.

While many show flashes or stretches of excellence, several still struggle with consistency in their professional roles.

Every team evolves as the season advances, and it's up to rookies to adjust to the fluctuating circumstances.

As we update our grade book for each impact rookie, we examine their progress in recent weeks and see whether they met expectations.

Who received high marks, and who's disappointing?

 

* Grades are based on play since January.

* "Impact Rookie" defined as rookie who's played in 35-plus games with at least 17 minutes per game

* Exception is Jared Sullinger, who is out for season due to back surgery (via NBA.com).

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