Chicago guard Derrick Rose was named the NBA’s rookie of the year. That was a no-brainer, although I’m sure some pundit out there somewhere found some nits to pick with Rose’s game. I couldn’t find anything wrong with the man’s game with a microscope. He was my pick. O.J. Mayo of Memphis, the former USC standout, was second. Brook Lopez of the New Jersey Nets was third. Liked what I saw of Mayo. Less crazy about Lopez, but I only watched him play a couple of times. Nets don’t get a lot of TV time and the Lakers faced them only twice, so I’ll have to take my colleagues’ word for it.