Archive - 2008
By Matthew Maurer
The No Sleeping Allowed! series began two years ago as a quick snapshot of Division II, III, and NAIA prospects who caught my eye and could potentially garner NBA interest. Four players on last year's 2007-08 No Sleeping list earned spots in the NBDL draft. A host of others were spotted in workouts and NBA summer teams, and most were offered spots on overseas teams.
With players such as Greg Oden, Rudy Fernandez and Marc Gasol crashing the party, the strength of this year's rookie class is one of the best ever. The NBA's one-year draft rule may not please everyone, but the effect seems to be working with rookies far more productive than in the past. Here's a look at the top rookies plus key stats thus far through the season.