2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year ladder: Week 20 power rankings

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The NBA schedule is back in full swing after the All-Star Break. See which rookie is making moves in this week’s Rookie of the Year ladder power rankings.

The NBA Rookie of the Year race continues to be a fierce competition at the top. Outside of the top two jockeying for position, No. 3 through No. 10 continue to see some newcomers in this week’s power rankings.

As teams are either making a push for the NBA Playoffs or using the post-All-Star Break to develop their young players, new faces are emerging as rookies to watch as the season concludes. Rookies like Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis and Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace continue to excel as role players for their respective teams. Don’t be surprised if they’re in this week’s rankings.

The return of Los Angeles Lakers point man Lonzo Ball looms huge this past week. Ball has missed the past 15 games with a knee injury. He put up nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in 17 minutes in his return. He may not be in this week’s rankings, but don’t panic. As he shakes off the rust, he’ll climb back into the power rankings.

Here’s a look at this week’s Rookie of the Year ladder, but first, some honorable mentions.

Honorable mentions: Bam Adebayo, Tyrone Wallace, Daniel Theis, John Collins and Jarrett Allen