10 Best NBA Rookies since 2003-04 season

Charles KirkContributor IJuly 29, 2009

10 Best NBA Rookies since 2003-04 season

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    CLEVELAND - MAY 28: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 28, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User

Carmelo Anthony

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets looks on from the bench in the fourth quarter of Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, C

Dwight Howard

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic smiles in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and

Chris Paul

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    DENVER - APRIL 29:  Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets awaits action against the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defe

Derrick Rose

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 23: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls holds the NBA Rookie of the Year trophy in a pre-game ceremony before the Bulls take on the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the U

Brandon Roy

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 30:  Guard Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 30, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and ag

Kevin Durant

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    PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 13:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Sophomore team holds up the MVP trophy after the Sophomores won the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam part of 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend at US Airways Center on February 13, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  NOT

OJ Mayo

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 23:  O.J. Mayo #32 of the Memphis Grizzlies goes up for a shot during the game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden January 23, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloa

Chris Bosh

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 16:  Chris Bosh #4 of the Toronto Raptors looks on against the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 16, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that,

Dwayne Wade

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    MIAMI - MAY 01:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat gets fouled by Solomon Jones #44 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at American Airlines Arena on May 1, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Hawks 98-72.

LeBron James

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    CLEVELAND - MAY 28: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with rapper/producer Jay-Z after defeating the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 28, 2009 in Clev

Honorably Mentions...

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 18:  Emeka Okafor #50 of the Charlotte Bobcats dunks the ball against the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena January 18, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hornets defeated the Bobcats 112-84. NOTE TO USER: User expressly
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