March 1, 2013
With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we'll have NBA rookie power rankings where we'll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with the most recent games carrying the most importance, but the whole body of work will be taken into account. Great nicknames, beards, and great celebrations may also play a large factor.
1. Damian Lillard (Last Week: 1)
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard failed to stand out on the national stage in Houston last weekend. Lillard, the lock for this year's ROY honors, was completely overshadowed by his Team Shaq teammate, Mr. Kyrie Irving. While Irving was busy leading his team in scoring, tearing up ankles, and getting buckets, Lillard was chucking up 3s and drawing mostly iron instead of net. In the Rising Stars Challenge DL struggled from deep, shooting 2-10 fr...