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Rookie Watch: Biggest surprises

Originally Published: November 10, 2010
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Derrick FavorsFernando Medina/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Nets' Derrick Favors is off to an impressive start, averaging 9 ppg and 7.3 rpg in only 21.3 mpg.

Before rookies play their first official game in the NBA, they typically will have played five summer league games, eight preseason games and countless scrimmages with their teams. All of those games give their coaches and front offices a glimpse into what they'll do early in their first season.

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