Could Trey Burke follow in Damian Lillard's footsteps?
The Utah Jazz point guard is starting to make some noise in the Rookie of the Year race thanks to some huge scoring outbursts in recent days. He may have missed the start of the 2013-14 season while recovering from a broken finger, but he's quickly making up for lost time.
But he's not the only rookie inserting his name in the ROY sweepstakes.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is starting to do so as well, moving into the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks and tantalizing everyone with thoughts of what he could do when he's more than an instinctual player.
Those are two of the four favorites at this point, but let's not sell everyone else short. Thus far, nine rookies have emerged as players who deserve featured spots, even if their odds are...rather long.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference and are current as of Dec. 19.