2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year rankings
2018-19 NBA Rookie Rankings
A look at how this year's top rookies are performing in the NBA.
7. Wendell Carter, Jr. - Bulls
Carter had back-to-back double-doubles at the end of December before a rough outing against the Magic.
He's been a solid contributor in Chicago this year though, including a very efficient 51 percent shooting over his last seven games.
6. Collin Sexton - Cavaliers
Sexton's shooting has been really bad over his last five games, just barely getting to 31 percent, with his three-point shooting even worse at 23.1.
Sexton was a high as second for a while in the rankings, but his recent slump has him dropping fast.
5. Trae Young - Hawks
Young just had his streak of eight games scoring in double figures snapped against the Wizards, but in the month of December, Young shot much better at 43 percent.
Consistency is certainly still a thing for Young, but his 15 points and seven assists a game for the season are still solid numbers for a rookie, especially one with his expectations.
4. Jaren Jackson Jr. - Grizzlies
Jackson just had 26 points and 10 rebounds against the Pistons Wednesday, while knocking down both of his three-point attempts.
He's also shooting almost 52 percent from the field on the season.
3. Kevin Knox - Knicks
After a rough stretch in November where Knox shot just 31 percent from the field, he's turning into the Knicks best player of late.
Shooting over 41 percent, averaging over 18 points per game since he scored 26 on Dec. 9, Knox is climbing the rankings at a rapid rate, and was just named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for December.
Oh, and he doesn't even turn 20 until August.
2. DeAndre Ayton - Suns
Ayton has been a monster recently for the Suns.
Averaging 21.4 points per game and 13.4 boards over his last ten, Ayton has scored in double-figures in nine of those ten games, had eight double-doubles, and three games with at least 23 points and at least 17 rebounds.
1. Luka Doncic - Mavericks
Doncic-mania continues to take over the NBA. So much so, that people, like former Cavs' coach David Blatt, are arguing about who saw how talented he was first.
In the end, the Mavs are the team that benefits the most from Doncic's game, especially with him averaging 23 points per game, 6 boards, and 5.4 assists over his last five games, three of them wins, while also shooting almost 44 percent from three.