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.
We have officially hit NBA All-Star weekend, meaning we all have a chance to decompress from the crazy first half of the regular season. For us, that means a chance to look at who the best rookies in the league have been up to this point. OK, so that hasn’t changed much since we do that every week but that’s what most of the general NBA population will be doing this week.
With so few games being played during the week because of the impending All-Star break the ranking may not change a whole lot. However, there were still some performances that made us step back and reconsider the previous Rookie Rankings. Several rookies took part in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night from New Orleans and a few of them really stood out. We’ll get to those but they are not considered important in the Rookie Rankings.
And so we begin this week’s Rookie Rankings by looking at some of the players that just missed the cut.