NBA Rookie Rankings 1/26/14: Trey Burke and Victor Oladipo Switching Places?

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Dec 18, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo (5) drives to the basket as Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Utah Jazz defeated the Orlando Magic 86-82. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout the course of the 2013-14 season, HoopsHabit will be presenting an NBA rookie power ranking, letting you see who has the best shot at winning the Rookie of the Year Award at season’s end.

This has just not been a very good year to be a rookie in the NBA. The most popular rookie not named Michael Carter-Williams is a role player playing out of position on the worst team in the league. That about summarizes where we’re at and explains why there just not a lot of changes when it comes to the NBA Rookie Rankings.

While the first-place position is all but locked up even at the halfway point of the season, there are still statements to be made among the rest of the rookies. Five through two have yet to be fully decided and there’s always the chance that MCW will slip up for a stretch, allowing somebody else to overtake him for the lead in the Rookie of the Year Race.

But that’s not happening right now. Instead, we’ll look at who has the best chance to give Carter-Williams a run for his money.

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