Ranking the 2008 Rookies

Rankings based on 2008 NBA preseason and 2007-08 college performance

Minimum 100 minutes played in preseason

Win Score = Win Score = PTS + REB + STL + ˝*BLK + ˝*AST – FGA – ˝*FTA – TO – ˝*PF

WS40 = Win Score per 40 minutes

WS48 = Win Score per 48 minutes

Predicted WS48 is what a player’s college and preseason numbers indicate a player will do his rookie season

PAWS = Position Adjusted Win Score

PAWS48 = Position Adjusted Win Score per 48 minutes

Predicted PAWS48 = what a rookie is predicted to do his rookie season

Preseason WP48 = Wins Produced per 48 minutes in preseason

Predicted WP48 = what a rookie is predicted to do his rookie season (average is 0.100)

Rank

Rookies

Team

Position

College

WS40

Preseason

WS48

Predicted

WS48

Preseason

PAWS48

Predicted

PAWS48

Preseason

WP48

Predicted

WP48

1

Greg Oden*

Portland

Center

13.5

14.8

11.5

3.8

0.5

0.226

0.117

2

Kevin Love

Minnesota

Power Forward

15.5

11.7

10.9

1.3

0.4

0.142

0.113

3

Mario Chalmers

Miami

Point Guard

8.6

6.9

6.4

0.5

0.0

0.116

0.098

4

Ryan Anderson

New Jersey

Power Forward

12.1

12.9

10.2

2.4

-0.3

0.181

0.091

5

Malik Hairston

San Antonio

Shooting Guard

7.4

6.8

5.9

0.6

-0.3

0.120

0.090

6

Chris Douglas-Roberts

New Jersey

Shooting Guard

7.9

6.3

5.9

0.1

-0.3

0.104

0.089

7

Marreese Speights

Philadelphia

Power Forward

13.5

10.2

9.5

-0.2

-0.9

0.092

0.068

8

Michael Beasley

Miami

Power Forward

16.3

8.1

9.5

-2.4

-0.9

0.020

0.068

9

Courtney Lee

Orlando

Shooting Guard

8.2

3.9

4.9

-2.3

-1.3

0.024

0.057

10

O.J. Mayo

Memphis

Shooting Guard

4.9

6.5

4.9

0.3

-1.3

0.109

0.056

11

Brandon Rush

Indiana

Shooting Guard

6.9

4.1

4.6

-2.1

-1.7

0.028

0.044

12

Derrick Rose

Chicago

Point Guard

7.1

3.9

4.5

-2.5

-1.9

0.015

0.036

13

Roy Hibbert

Indiana

Center

10.7

10.3

8.6

-0.7

-2.4

0.075

0.019

14

Mike Taylor

LA Clippers

Point Guard

0.4

7.6

3.9

1.2

-2.5

0.139

0.015

15

Brook Lopez

New Jersey

Center

9.0

11.1

8.4

0.1

-2.6

0.103

0.011

16

Darrell Arthur

Memphis

Power Forward

8.0

10.3

7.7

-0.2

-2.8

0.093

0.006

17

Eric Gordon

LA Clippers

Shooting Guard

4.5

3.1

3.3

-3.1

-2.9

-0.005

0.002

18

Jason Thompson

Sacramento

Center

13.6

6.4

7.8

-4.6

-3.1

-0.054

-0.006

19

Jerryd Bayless

Portland

Point Guard

4.8

2.4

3.1

-4.0

-3.3

-0.034

-0.012

20

JaVale McGee

Washington

Power Forward

8.9

6.0

6.1

-4.4

-4.3

-0.048

-0.046

21

Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma

Point Guard

4.8

0.0

2.0

-6.4

-4.4

-0.115

-0.047

22

D.J. Augustin

Charlotte

Point Guard

4.8

-0.2

1.9

-6.7

-4.5

-0.123

-0.051

23

Donte Greene

Sacramento

Small Forward

6.7

0.5

2.9

-7.0

-4.6

-0.134

-0.054

24

J. J. Hickson

Cleveland

Power Forward

11.0

2.3

5.2

-8.2

-5.3

-0.174

-0.078

25

Joe Alexander

Milwaukee

Power Forward

6.8

-2.4

1.6

-12.9

-8.8

-0.332

-0.196

* - Oden’s college numbers are from 2006-07