NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Best-case All-Star comps for 2022-23 freshman class
The NBA All-Star Weekend continues, which means it’s time to take another look at the Sportzshala Rookie Power Rankings. For each player in our top 10, we’ll provide a player comparison against the former or current NBA All-Star that every rookie expects to be like if they can reach their full potential.
The Rookie of the Year race continues to be explosive, with bookmaker Caesars naming Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero as the clear favorite (-950) to claim the award ahead of Indiana Pacers guard Bennedict Maturin (+550). The next best odds belong to Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler (+2,000), followed by Detroit Pistons defenseman Jayden Ivey (+5,000).
We rank the best freshman players based on their current performance, not future potential. This is not a reworked version, but rather an evolving list that considers the newcomers most valuable to their teams.
Read more: 2023 NBA Draft Layout
10. Dyson Daniels | New Orleans Pelicans
Stats: 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists | ROY odds: +30000
Best All-Star Game: Dejonté Murray
Previous rating: 5