SBNation: Rubio good, but not best

In a deeper look at this year's top rookies, SBNation gives Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio high marks. However, the site rates the Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving as the best rookie in the league at this point.
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In a deeper look at this year's top rookies, SBNation gives Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio high marks. However, the site rates the Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving as the best rookie in the league at this point.

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