NBA Rookie Rankings: Overachievers & Underachievers

NBA Rookie Rankings: Overachievers & Underachievers

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Overachievers & Underachievers

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Dec 1, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) dunks against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and forward Khris Middleton (22) during first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

 

The New York Knicks appear to have hit the jackpot with this year’s rookie class.  However, it isn’t their top draft pick, Kevin Knox, that is making them look good (he’s doing the opposite) – instead it is an undrafted rookie, Allonzo Trier, and their second round pick, Mitchell Robinson.

We wanted to see which NBA rookies are overachieving and underachieving thus far this season, so we came up with a simple tool to measure it.  Take the player’s draft position, subtract their Wins Produced ranking (courtesy of Boxscore Geeks), and see who is overproducing (and underproducing) based on their draft spot.

 

(stats as of Dec 13th – only players with 150+ minutes played included)

Score Draft WP Rank
53 61 8 Allonzo Trier
34 36 2 Mitchell Robinson
33 45 12 Hamidou Diallo
25 46 21 De’Anthony Melton
18 33 15 Jalen Brunson
18 40 22 Rodions Kurucs
17 30 13 Omari Spellman
14 19 5 Kevin Huerter
13 26 13 Landry Shamet
8 11 3 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
6 31 25 Elie Okobo
5 23 18 Aaron Holiday
5 12 7 Miles Bridges
3 22 19 Chandler Hutchison
2 17 15 Donte DiVincenzo
1 20 19 Josh Okogie
0 1 1 Deandre Ayton
0 3 3 Luka Doncic
-1 10 11 Mikal Bridges
-1 7 8 Wendell Carter
-3 2 5 Marvin Bagley
-4 6 10 Mohamed Bamba
-5 21 26 Grayson Allen
-11 4 15 Jaren Jackson
-19 8 27 Collin Sexton
-20 9 29 Kevin Knox
-23 5 28 Trae Young

 

 

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