Rookie Watch: Cousins getting closer

Originally Published: December 22, 2010
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Demarcus CousinsRocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesCenter of attention: DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 15 points and 10.2 boards in his past five games.

Last week we broke down the short list of Rookie of the Year candidates. But in reality, with John Wall still nursing an injury and having already missed 11 games, Blake Griffin is running away with the award right now.