January 19, 2019
As of now we are on the halfway mark of this season. Many rookies show what they are capable of and the impact they made on their respective team. There’s a rookie who turned around the future of his team, there’s a rookie who constantly making a push to the race, and there’s a player who shows dexterity on his plays and making a name on his own. Come and join us let’s count them off to the top:
Top 5: Kevin Huerter (ATL)
Huerter is the 19th overall by the atlanta. He constantly making a name to the race as a serious contender thanks to his shooting. He averaged 19 points, 3.3assists, 2.6 rebounds on 55.6 percents shooting (57.1 on 3s) in his last 3 games. Their last 3 opponents were playoff caliber teams and they manage to win the two against the OKC last tuesday and on the nail-biting game against the Philly last week where he scorched a team high 29 points on 11/17 shooting. Huerter is forming a good connection with his teammate Trae Young.
Top 4: Kevin Knox: (NYK)
There were only 5 players who scored 30 or above in their rookie season campaign. Last monday (PHL time) against the PHI he scores 31 on 52% shooting and became the youngest Knicks player to score 30 and the sixth-youngest player to do so (joining Kobe Bryant, Devin Booker, Jaren Jackson Jr, Kevin Durant, and Lebron James). Knox is continuing to develop his skills and potential to help Kristaps and the Knicks to get their third championship sooner or later.
Top 3: Trae Young (ATL). Young is making this list also with his backcourt Kevin Huerter who is our top 5 in this list. From the beginning of the season, Young showed his passing ability but he can’t find his rhythm to help his team win games and can’t live the high expectations twirling around the NBA. As we goes through the halfway mark Young seems to be more comfortable finding his shots. This week, Young scored 18 points, 5 rebound, 4 assists and helped the Hawks to get two huge wins as they won 123-121 against the Sixers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Against the OKC, He finished the game scoring 24 and giving 11 assists in a 142-126 blowout win. Young shoots 4 out of 9 attempts from three and scored 13 in the final quarter ofthe game to give the Hawks their 14th win of the season.
Top 2: Deandre Ayton (PHX). As a rookie from the Arizona Wildcats, Ayton is making a name as one of the best post-up player in the NBA. This week, the Suns get their biggest win of the season as they beat the Nuggets 102-93 on Sunday (PHL time). The 2018 first overall had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks. Given his offense, he continues to show his defensive effort as he showed against the Nuggets.
Top 1: Luka Doncic (DAL)
Doncic standout to this ranking because of what he showed from the beginning of the season. He is playing like a veteran for a 19 year old. From last season, Mavericks’ final standing is 24-58 and this season with just only 44 games they won 20 games. They need only 5 games to pass their last season record. Doncic averages 20.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game shooting 43.6 percent this season. In his three games this week, Doncic ridicolously making an all-star numbers where he averaging 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 45.2 shooting percentage. He is so good that he constantly recieving compliments from different people, players and coaches around NBA. He is considered one of the best talent overseas alongside Dirk Nowitzki (his teammate). He is only 19 years old and expect him to improve his game and be the next Superstar this years to come.
This rankings is based on my research and idea. Credits to NBA.com for the references. Feel free to give comments below. Don’t forget to like and share this blog for more and more blogs to come. Thank you.