As we have now surpassed the midway point of the 2010-11 NBA season, there have been many rookies that have been playing major roles for their respective teams: rookies such as Blake Griffin, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Landry Fields and Evan Turner.
After missing all of last season due to an injury suffered in preseason, Griffin has had an outstanding year so far, averaging a double-double every game. Many thought that John Wall would be the runaway Rookie of the Year candidate, but right now Griffin is playing like an All-Star.
The following slides power rank the top 20 rookies in the NBA so far this season.
** Stats compiled from ESPN.com as of Jan. 28, 2011