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Rookie Watch: Head of the new class

Updated: July 15, 2010, 5:44 PM ET
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
2010 Draft ClassNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesWho will be the next rookie of the year? Well, let's take an early look at the frontrunners, shall we?

NBA draftees just finished a two-month process of flying around the country for job interviews, no different in most respects to recent college graduates. And though a few top rooks will get the red-carpet treatment, most of the new hires will be thrown immediately into the mix with people who are competing for the same jobs, some of whom were the celebrated new recruits from just a year ago.