Although we're just a couple of weeks into the 2012-13 NBA season, there is a select group of rookies emerging as Rookie of the Year candidates.
Coaches are still tinkering with player roles and optimal rotations, but the most impressive players are seeing consistent playing time.
An undrafted Russian guard is climbing the rookie charts, but are his efforts enough to crack the top five? Where did Michael Kidd-Gilchrist land after his breakout game, and which major rookies' stocks plummeted?
Most importantly, who is currently the favorite to win Rookie of the Year based on his early-season play?