NBA Rookie Rankings: Biggest Standouts at Midway Point

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Sports Illustrated

By Michael Shapiro Evan Mobley has led a revival in Cleveland, but what other first-year players have made an impact? View the original article to see embedded media. We’re at the midway point of the 2021–22 season, and this year’s crop of rookies appears to be one of the most impressive in recent memory. Evan Mobley is helping anchor a revival in Cleveland, while Scottie Barnes is helping Toronto keep pace in what’s emerging as a competitive playoff race among 12 teams in the East. A pair of point guards in the Motor City and Oklahoma City are also displaying glimpses of their All-Star potent…

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