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)