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Blake Griffin's rookie debut may have been delayed a year, but it was well worth the wait. Griffin is better than advertised and if he weren't a part of this rookie class, the Rookie of the Year award would be a one man race.
Through the first 15 games, Blake is averaging 19.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists. His rebounding average is good enough for seventh best in the league.
For a 6'10, 250lbs power forward, Griffin plays well above the rim. He displays his freakish athleticism every time he steps on the court.
This man-child made his mark on the season with an astounding performance against the New York Knicks. He put up a career high 44 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.
That game alone provided enough highlights to fill up ESPN's Top 10 Plays.
Blake's main weakness right now is foul shooting. He's currently shooting at a Shaq-like pace, hitting only 57.1 percent from the line. For a player with a solid jump shot, at least for a power forward, it's odd to see him struggling from the charity stripe.
At this point, even with all gaudy numbers John Wall has been putting up, Griffin is ahead of him.
This should make for an interesting race as the lead will alternate between the two in what should be a close finish.