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Sophomore 20: Lopez the new No. 1

Originally Published: December 10, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Brook Lopez & Anthony RandolphNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesNew Jersey's Brook Lopez and Golden State's Anthony Randolph are making some noise in Year 2.

The difference between being a rookie and a second-year player is not just a season of experience. Fans and coaches also have much bigger expectations for sophomores, with less tolerance for mistakes.

With the season in its second full month, many of the sophs are now finding their stride. The big men are still dominating this list, but the guards are moving up the ladder.

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