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Rookie of the Year already wrapped up

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08:05 AM ET 12.14 | Damian Lillard finished Thursday night's game with 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a win over the veteran Spurs, further making his case for some hardware. Has someone ever wrapped up the NBA's Rookie of the Year before Christmas? If not, [Lillard] is coming pretty darn close. With apologies to Anthony Davis in New Orleans, after what we witnessed here Thursday at the Rose Garden, the race for the league's top rookie honor is on pace to be over before 2013. In a season already filled with superlatives, Lillard waited until Thursday's game against one of the best teams in the league, on national television, to showcase his finest work. ... [Yeah], it's too early to give Lillard the trophy. But it might not be too early to say he is going to win it.

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December 14, 2012  08:41 AM ET

just take good care of your knees since you are playing for Portland.... if you know what I mean....
just sayin...

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December 14, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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This kid is the real deal.He showed that EMPHATICALLY against the Lakers and Spurs.

Good morning Mecca. It is a lovely day in OKC-ville.

December 14, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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Why is the author giving "apologies " to Anthony Davis?Dude doesn't playHas there ever been a player so hyped/over inflated than Davis?

Good morning jgb. How have you been?

December 14, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Pretty much....Being the #1 overall pick doesn't mean automatic ROY like it used to.

December 14, 2012  08:07 PM ET
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Why is the author giving "apologies " to Anthony Davis?Dude doesn't playHas there ever been a player so hyped/over inflated than Davis?

yeah, Greg Oden

 
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