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NBA Rookie Stock Watch: Can Anyone Challenge Michael Carter-Williams?
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It's been nearly six weeks since we last took stock of the NBA's top rookies, and there have been some serious changes since that late November checkup.

Not at the top, of course. All season long, there's been one first-year stud standing head and shoulders above the rest. But elsewhere on the list, there's been a lot of movement—not to mention a whole bunch of brand-new additions to the top 10.

We're getting near the halfway point of the 2013-14 season, which means rotations are starting to solidify. As such, a few of the young players who populated earlier editions of these rankings have seen their roles dwindle.

In some cases, they've disappeared entirely.

Meanwhile, other rookies have seized opportunities, forcing their way into rotations and even a few starting lineups.

As a refresher, these rankings look at a combination of season-long performance and recent play, with a little extra emphasis on the latter.

Got it? Good. Here we go.

 

*Statistics courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise indicated.

**Statistics accurate through games played Jan. 12.

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