Youngbloods: Rookie Power Rankings for 11/14/2013

No, Michael. You're number 1. - Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The top two stayed the same, but the bottom three had a bit of a shakeup.  A switch in the starting lineup in Boston resulted in a switch in the power rankings, as two new faces arrive and two old ones disappear.

Here, once again, are your Rookie Power Rankings.

Rank Prev Rank Player Reason
1 1 Michael_carter-williams_medium

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers

MCW continues to lead all rookies in points (17.4 per game), assists (7.6 per game) and steals (2.6 per game).  He is also third in field goal percentage (.389), second in three point percentage (.395) and tied for second in rebounding (5.4), and is fifth in blocks (.8).  For those of you keeping track at home, that's seven statistical categories that he is top five in.
2 2 Victor_oladipo_medium

Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic

Oladipo continues his steady play, averaging 12.1 points (second amongst rookies), 3.1 assists (fourth amongst rookies) and 1.6 steals (second amongst rookies) per game.  He is also shooting .407, second amongst qualified first-year players, and .333 from beyond the arc, which is third-best among qualified candidates.
3 N/A Kelly_olynyk_medium

Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics

We said that it wouldn't be long before KO made the list.  He was inserted into the Celtics' starting lineup and immediately his stats shot up.  Olynyk is averaging nine points (third amongst rookies) and 5.38 rebounds (tied for second amongst rookies) per game, and leads all rookies in field goal percentage at .419.  The Celtics are also 2-0 when he starts.
4 5 Nate_wolters_medium

Nate Wolters, Milwaukee Bucks

Wolters jumps up a spot, despite his numbers dipping a bit.  His points per game went down from 9.8 to 8.8 and his assists have gone from 6.5 to 5.3, but his shooting percentage has gone up from 37 to 39%.  Frankly, Wolters's rise comes more from Ben McLemore falling off, but he is still a pleasant surprise for the Bucks.
5 N/A Steven_adams_medium

Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder

Adams makes his first appearance on the list, leading all rookies in rebounding at six a game.  He is also second in blocks at 1.3, and is averaging six points a game.  He is also doing all this in only 20 minutes of work.  That averages out to 10.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per 36 minutes.
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