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NBA's top 5 rookies this season at the end of 2017

Evaluating the rookies of the 2017 NBA season as we head into the new year.

Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76 ers dunking against the Detroit Pistons, courtesy NBA.com
Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks against the Detroit Pistons

The rookies in the NBA this season have put up impressive performances while contributing heavily to each of their teams. While a lot of the rookies have found their rhythm, many have suffered slumps in their production. In spite of this we still can see why the draft class of 2017 had much hype surrounding it.

I contemplated considering Ben Simmons in this ranking even though he belongs to the class of 2016. The NBA classifies him as a rookie though which makes his inclusion apt.

A host of factors were taken into account while ranking the rookies such as a player's individual statistics, the success of the team and the role of the player in the team. These rankings are based on games up till 21 December 2017.

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