March 8, 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.
Damian Lillard (Last Week: 1)
Lillard and the Blazers have both slipped a little in the last few weeks. The Blazers have lost eight of nine and are free falling from playoff contention while Lillard has had at least four turnovers in four of his last seven games.
However, Damian did bounce back strong on national tv in a battle against Ty Lawson and the electrifying Nuggets. With the Nuggets desire to run, run, run it provided a tantalizing matchup between Lawson and Lilla...