Another rookie, Ricky Rubio, also has surprised by being better than his considerable hype. Granted, he's a non-traditional rookie, but his ability to keep a live dribble and patiently wait for plays to develop belies his lack of NBA experience. As for disappointments, Joakim Noah has to rank high. In the first season of his five-year, $60 million deal, Noah is consistently fumbling rebounds and not playing with his typical energy and intensity. He's even getting benched consistently for fourth quarters.