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Top 5 Rookies Right Now In The NBA

Ranking the top 5 rookies so far this season

Top 5 / Top 10 30 Nov 2017, 15:03 IST

NBA 2017 draft picks
NBA 2017 draft picks

Every new season we witness new talents and skills from Rookies in the NBA. It's every Basketball player's dream to be in the NBA one day to showcase their skills. Year by year this game is becoming tough and reaching new levels of competition. Players have to prepare themselves according to the increasing competition, and hence we are watching amazing talents nowadays.

New players have more competitive nature, are ready to work more and are ready to challenge anyone at any level in this game. This 2017-18 NBA season has become more tough and complicated because of veterans getting traded to other teams.

The Boston Celtics now have star players like Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford and the Rookie Jayson Tatum. The Houston Rockets have added the Point God Chris Paul, the Oklahoma City Thunder added 2 All-Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.

Almost all the teams have shuffled to a great extent and this has become tough for the rookies to show their talents and skills. Here are the top 5 rookies so far this season according to their stats :

#5 Lauri Markkanen (Chicago Bulls)

Charlotte Hornets v Chicago Bulls
Dwight Howard (left), Lauri Markkanen (right)

With a huge 7 feet structure and a wingspan of 6'11", the Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen has been tremendous so far in the game. Lauri was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, was the 7th pick in the 1st round, and then got traded to the Chicago Bulls. Right now, Lauri is averaging 14.6 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. With 6 double-doubles in this season so far, he has been a tough rookie to play against.

As the Chicago Bulls are rebuilding their team, Lauri is leading the team in scoring and his rebounding skills are just an add-on to his skills.

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