Rookie report: First 10 games, first in class
Updated: November 30, 2005, 4:30 PM ETBy Chris Sheridan | ESPN Insider
We're now three full weeks into the 2005-06 season, a long enough time to get a gauge on which NBA rookies are having an early impact. A look at 10 first-year players who are producing the most results, as well as the rookies off to slow starts: 1. Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets: The runaway leader among rookies in points per game (16.6), steals (2.2) and minutes played (36.4), the diminutive point guard from Wake Forest who supplanted Speedy Claxton as the Hornets' primary playmaker is also tied for the league lead in assists per game (6.3) among rookies. He had a strong run of games for the surprising 4-6 Hornets before looking lost against Philadelphia's Allen Iverson on Monday.