NBA: Power Ranking Blake Griffin and The Top 20 Rookies So Far This Season

Chris FaigCorrespondent IJanuary 30, 2011

NBA: Power Ranking Blake Griffin and The Top 20 Rookies So Far This Season

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    As we have now surpassed the midway point of the 2010-11 NBA season, there have been many rookies that have been playing major roles for their respective teams: rookies such as Blake Griffin, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Landry Fields and Evan Turner.

    After missing all of last season due to an injury suffered in preseason, Griffin has had an outstanding year so far, averaging a double-double every game.  Many thought that John Wall would be the runaway Rookie of the Year candidate, but right now Griffin is playing like an All-Star.

    The following slides power rank the top 20 rookies in the NBA so far this season.

     

    ** Stats compiled from ESPN.com as of Jan. 28, 2011

20. PF Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks

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    Height: 6'11''

    Weight: 235 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 4.4 PPG, 3.1 RPG and 1.42 BPG in 14.5 MPG

    2011 Salary: $1,731,960

19. PF Patrick Patterson, Houston Rockets

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    Height: 6'9''

    Weight: 235 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 4.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 0.7 APG and .53 BPG in 13.1 MPG

    2011 Salary: $1,823,280

18. SF Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz

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    Height: 6'8''

    Weight: 207 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 3.3 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 0.7 APG and .28 BPG in 11.7 MPG

    2011 Salary: $2,356,320

17. G Greivis Vasquez, Memphis Grizzlies

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    Height: 6'6''

    Weight: 211 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 3.5 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 2.4 APG and .37 SPG in 13.0 MPG

    2011 Salary: $1,035,960

16. PG Eugene Jeter, Sacramento Kings

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    Height: 5'11''

    Weight: 175 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 4.2 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 3.0 APG and .53 SPG in 14.8 MPG

    2011 Salary: $473,604

15. F Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs

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    Height: 6'11''

    Weight: 240 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 4.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 0.5 APG and .37 SPG in 11.3 MPG

    2011 Salary: $3,400,000

14. G Manny Harris, Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Height: 6'5''

    Weight: 185 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 6.1 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 1.7 APG and .69 SPG in 19.0 MPG

    2011 Salary: $473,604

13. SF Paul George, Indiana Pacers

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    Height: 6'8''

    Weight: 210 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 7.1 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.9 APG and 1.00 SPG in 16.1 MPG

    2011 Salary: $2,238,360

12. SF Al-Farouq Aminu, Los Angeles Clippers

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    Height: 6'9''

    Weight: 215 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 6.6 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 0.8 APG and .80 SPG in 17.7 MPG

    2011 Salary: $2,563,320

11. PG Gary Neal, San Antonio Spurs

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    Height: 6'4''

    Weight: 210 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 8.8 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.0 APG and .33 SPG in 19.5 MPG

    2011 Salary: $525,000

10. SG Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers

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    Height: 6'7''

    Weight: 205 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 7.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 1.9 APG and .66 SPG in 24.6 MPG

    2011 Salary: $4,602,720

9. PG Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers

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    Height: 6'1''

    Weight: 195 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 6.6 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.00 SPG and 4.1 APG in 24.2 MPG

    2011 Salary: $1,485,000

8. PF Derrick Favors, New Jersey Nets

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    Height: 6'10''

    Weight: 246 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 6.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, .70 BPG and 0.4 APG in 19.2 MPG

    2011 Salary: $4,133,280

7. PF Ed Davis, Toronto Raptors

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    Height: 6'10''

    Weight: 215 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 6.0 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 1.13 BPG and 0.4 APG in 21.4 MPG

    2011 Salary: $1,919,160

6. PF Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons

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    Height: 6'11''

    Weight: 250 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 6.6 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 0.8 APG and 1.00 SPG in 23.3 MPG

    2011 Salary: $2,798,040

5. SF Wesley Johnson, Minnesota Timberwolves

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    Height: 6'7''

    Weight: 205 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 9.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.0 APG, .62 SPG and .62 BPG in 27.3 MPG

    2011 Salary: $3,726,600

4. G Landry Fields, New York Knicks

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    Height: 6'7''

    Weight: 210 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 10.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.9 APG and 1.11 SPG in 32.0 MPG

    2011 Salary: $473,604

3. PF/C DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings

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    Height: 6'11''

    Weight: 270 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 13.3 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.7 APG, .82 SPG and .77 BPG in 26.1 MPG

    2011 Salary: $3,374,640

2. PG John Wall, Washington Wizards

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    Height: 6'4''

    Weight: 195 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 15.0 PPG, 9.4 APG, 4.0 RPG and 1.82 SPG in 37.3 MPG

    2011 Salary: $5,144,280

1. PF Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

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    Height: 6'10''

    Weight: 251 pounds

    Season Stats (as of 1/28/11): 22.6 PPG, 12.8 RPG, 3.5 APG, .67 SPG and .60 BPG in 37.4 MPG

    2011 Salary: $5,357,280