NBA Rookie Rankings 4/6/14: Stats Can Be Deceiving

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

In this day and age people get too caught up in stats. While stats can help make an interesting argument they shouldn’t be the forefront of a case for or against something. Just because somebody leads a statistical category does not mean they are the best player in that category.

Stats are the deceiving aspect in the NBA, especially when it comes to discussing the NBA Rookie Rankings. There’s so much more to a player than what the stats say. There are a few prime examples of this that we’ll discuss a little bit later, but for now we’ll look at who’s on their way to winning the Rookie of the Year award.

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