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NBA Rookie Rankings: Victor Wembanyama finishing his first season with more statement performances

We’ve got a week and some change left of the regular season, which means we’re nearing the end for the draft class of 2023. And while we’ll look back on this rookie class and revel in the greatness of Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren, what the end of this season is showing us is the real depth the 2023 draft had. We’re seeing guys who started off slow or didn’t get much playing time stepping up and playing themselves into heavy rotation minutes for next season. Guys like Taylor Hendricks, Gradey Dick and GG Jackson have started to make a name for themselves as their teams prioritize playing younger guys. 

Now let’s move on to this week’s rankings. Keep in mind that these rankings will reflect a rookie’s performance on a week-to-week basis only, not the collective season. These aren’t Rookie of the Year standings but rather a reflection on what the player has done over the past week. With that straightened out, here is a look at the top five performers from the NBA’s freshman class:

Wembanyama’s rookie season may go down as one of the greatest in NBA history. At a point in the season where the Spurs certainly don’t have anything left to play for, you would think this is when he’d be starting to sputter, likely looking…


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Author : Jasmyn Wimbish

Publish date : 2024-04-04 16:23:05

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