Well into the season, NBA rookies are starting to figure out their games and make statements as to where they stand. This rookie class is all over the grid in terms of where they stand within position-specific rankings among all NBA players.
The reigning sixth pick in the draft, Damian Lillard has been a star-in-the-making for the Portland Trail Blazers. Players picked ahead of him like Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been impressive, but they haven't been on the same level as Lillard. With around seven weeks before the NBA playoffs begin, the rookie of the year award has almost certainly been decided.
With the season entering the homestretch, it's time to start comparing these rookies among their veteran peers. The rankings given are based on how they players are currently playing. Stats and direct impact on games are most highly favored.