2015 NBA Rookie Ladder: Can Anyone Challenge Andrew Wiggins?

February 17th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
The top two positions in the NBA Rookie of the Year race are looking more solid than ever following the 2015 All-Star break, but the rest of the ladder is rife with change.

Andrew Wiggins and Nerlens Noel don't seem interested in relinquishing their head-of-the-class status over the rest of the rookie candidates. The former has continued to excel, putting more distance between himself and his competitors with each passing month. The latter has stayed remarkably steady all season.

The big changes are a once-consistent top-three performer slipping out of his spot and a new member joining the top five.

A fresh face cracked the top-10 list for the first time in this edition, although his inclusion caused one of his own teammates to fall out of the picture.

Sincerest apologies to the Utah Jazz's Joe Ingles, whose slowed-down Manu Ginobili game makes lovers of left-handed craftiness feel happy inside.

Remember, this isn't all about who's the better long-term prospect, though we'll certainly touch on that facet. Rookie rankings focus on how each first-year talent has played this season, with added emphasis on more recent eff ...

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