Who deserves top rookie honors?

Originally Published: April 16, 2013
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Damian LillardSam Forencich/NBAE/Getty ImagesDamian Lillard has soared in Portland this season, earning him Rookie of the Year honors in this space.

This has been a relatively unique season for the rookie class, which will likely feature a Rookie of the Year winner who didn't play as effectively as two other classmates. That's because injuries played a huge part this season and will affect the award selection process.