True, Greg Oden and Rudy Fernandez are technically rookies despite starting their careers a tad late due to Oden’s injury and Fernandez playing as a pro overseas but they have both been good so far this season. Rudy Fernandez has been playing a lot as a rookie this season. He has played in 15 games for the Blazers this season and he is averaging 27.2 minutes, 11.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He shows the potential to put even better numbers up than he already is in the near future. Greg Oden is rounding himself into shape while showing off the power that made the Blazers pick him number #1 two drafts ago. He has played in 9 games for the Trailblazers this season and he is averaging 19.6 minutes, 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 1.7 blocked shots per game. Oden will be a double-double player this season if he can just stay healthy. G/F Nicolas Batum is known as a defensive player but he has a little game on offense. He has played in 15 games for the Trailblazers this season and he is averaging 15.0 minutes, 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. Point guard Jerryd Bayless has not had much of an opportunity to show what he can do yet this season. He has played in 5 games for the Blazers and he is averaging 7.3 minutes, 1.8 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. The sky is really the limit for this batch of rookies the Blazers are trotting out in 2008-09.
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