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Rookie Watch: Two-Week Check-Up

Nick Whalen

RotoWire's NBA Editor and award winning host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.

With Tuesday nightís games in the books, weíre officially a full two weeks into the NBA season.

Letís make one thing clear: Itís still far too early to pass judgement on most early trends. Aaron Gordon probably wonít emerge as the best three-point shooter in the NBA. The Cavs probably wonít lose 50 games and miss the playoffs. And the Grizzlies might not, in fact, be the best team in the West.

All that said, itís never too early to pick apart players whoíve spent less than 250 minutes on an NBA floor. The 2017 rookie class carried as much hype as any in recent memory, and for good reason. Now that weíve had a couple of weeks to see for ourselves, letís take a look at which rookies have turned heads early on, and which have left fantasy owners cursing the name of Bryan Colangelo.

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