Rookie Watch: Midseason awards

Updated: January 25, 2013, 9:21 PM ET
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Damian LillardSam Forencich/Getty ImagesPortland's Damian Lillard is deserving of some hardware at the halfway point of his rookie season.

Armed with a full set of summer league games, training camp and preseason games, this season's class of rookies had a huge head start over what last season's rooks had to contend with. But last season's class featured some very special players, including a couple of guys who had huge impacts on the league. (Check out last year's midseason awards here.)