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Youngbloods: Rookie Power Rankings for 11/21/2013

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While the power rankings this week feature familiar faces, there's some slight shuffle and for the first time this season, one team has two players on the list. Things should start to pick up soon, with Shane Larkin seemingly ready to make his impact felt and Trey Burke and C.J. McCollum getting ready to come back from injury. But for now, here are your top five rookies of the week;

Rank Prev Player Reason
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Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers

Carter-Williams spent most of the past week on the bench, recovering from a foot injury. That may have played to his advantage in the rookie rankings, because it didn't allow his stats to dip. He returned last night and recorded 10 points and 6 assists, bringing his class-leading averages to 16.6 and 7.4. He also leads all rookies in steals at 2.3 and PER at a staggering 19.8.
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Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic

Oladipo raises his scoring average up to 12.5 points per game after scoring a career-high 20 against the Miami Heat last night. He also had a career high 5 steals, bringing his average up to 1.8, good for second in the class. He leads qualified candidates in three point percentage (.379) and field goal percentage (.392).
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Nate Wolters, Milwaukee Bucks

Wolters's stats dipped again, but he continues to be successful on both sides of the ball. He is scoring 8.3 points, handing out 5.0 assists and grabbing 3.3 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game.
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Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics

Kelly is scoring 7.9 points per game, down from his average of nine last week, but he has improved his rebounding average to 5.7 a game, good for second in his class. He is also recording averages of 1.8 assists, 0.5 blocks and 0.3 steals, and has yet to miss a free throw all season.
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Vitor Faverani, Boston Celtics

"El Hombre Indestructible" regains his spot on the list just as he regains his spot at the top of the list of rebounds per game (5.7 per game) and blocks (1.4 per game). He is also scoring 5.9 points on 44% shooting, and averaging 0.6 steals and assists.