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Rookie Rankings Update: Davis Improves, But So Does Drummond

 

Quick update of the Broom on the Warpath Rookie Rankings. Detroit center Andre Drummond maintains his hold on the top spot despite a significant move up the charts by Antonio Davis. Wizards rookie Bradley Beal moves up 5 spots and could move into the top 10 for the season if he continues his improved play.

The chart below is ordered by PPA, which stands for Player Production Average. PPA is an overall measure I developed that credits players for things they do that help a team win, and debits them for things that don't. PPA accounts for defense, is adjusted for pace, and includes a "degree of difficulty" adjustment based on an estimate of how many starters a player faces during his minutes on the floor (that's the Sta% column).

In PPA, 100 = average, higher is better, and replacement level is 45.

I've included the 32 rookies with at least 250 total minutes so far this season. That cutoff will gradually rise during the season to 500 by season-end. The average rookie PPA this season is 70, which is about typical.

RANK  PLAYER  AGE  TEAM  GMS  STA%  MPG  LW PPA
1 Andre Drummond  19  DET  42  47%  20.0  163  179 
2 Anthony Davis 19  NOH  29  76%  29.1  138 163 
Damian Lillard 22  POR  42  74%  38.5  110 113 
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 19  CHA 41  81%  26.9  111  107 
John Henson 22  MIL  30  50%  13.0  118  104 
Maurice Harkless 19  ORL  36  69%  15.8  97  98 
7 Jonas Valanciunas 20  TOR  28  85%  22.4  92  96 
Chris Copeland 28  NYK  27  53%  12.6  92  90 
Pablo Prigioni 35  NYK  39  44%  15.5  85  90 
10 Jared Sullinger 20  BOS  42  50%  20.0  94  90 
11  Bradley Beal 19  WAS  38  77%  31.4  75  83 
12  Meyers Leonard 20  POR 31 48%  16.5  78  82 
13  Andrew Nicholson 23  ORL  40  54%  14.6  90  80 
14 Harrison Barnes 20  GSW  41  83%  25.4  88  78 
15  Brian Roberts 27  NOH  41  43% 14.3  65  73 
16  Nando De Colo 25  SAS  38  42%  11.1  75  73 
17  Jae Crowder 22  DAL  38  54%  17.5  66  73 
18  Alexey Shved 24  MIN  36  65%  28.8  72  70 
19  John Jenkins 21  ATL  26  43%  11.6  79  69 
20  Kyle Singler 24  DET  24  75%  27.8  56  68 
21  Terrence Ross 21  TOR  40  45%  17.7  57  62 
22  DeQuan Jones 22  ORL  29  64%  12.0  51  60 
23  Jeff Taylor 23  CHA  41  72%  22.2  58  60 
24 Dion Waiters 21  CLE  35  73%  30.3  57  56 
25  Thomas Robinson 21  SAC  40 44%  15.5  50  53 
26  Tyler Zeller 23  CLE  39  65%  27.6  46  50 
27  Festus Ezeli 23  GSW  40  84%  16.4  52  50 
28  Draymond Green 22  GSW  41  43%  14.5  45  43 
29  Darius Miller 22  NOH  23  45%  13.6  25  27 
30  Will Barton 22  POR  35  41%  10.6  15  13 
31  Austin Rivers 20  NOH  41  68%  23.9  -1  -4 
32 Doron Lamb 21  MIL  23  42%  12.2  -30  -29 
                 

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