Oklahoma City Thunder Top Rookie of All Time Kevin Durant
In 2007, the large question for that Portland Trail Blazers was: Greg Oden or Kevin Durant?
The then-Dallas SuperSonics got lucky large-time, because the Trail Blazers opted for the safer, once-in-a-lifetime athlete in Oden.
That season, Oden skipped the whole year following microfracture surgery, while Durant continued to average 20.3 points and 4.4 rebounds on his method to taking home the Rookie from the Year award.
Durant was named the Western Conference’s Rookie from the Month five occasions that season, and that he assigned from the year having a then-career-high 42 points and 13 rebounds.