NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Ausar Thompson drops, who will take his spot?

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3. Jordan Hawkins

Last week's rank: 4

Jordan Hawkins has once again lit up the scoreboard for another week. The rookie standout has quickly become one of the premier elite shooters around the league and very soon could become one of the best.

With CJ McCollum back in the lineup for the New Orleans Pelicans, many fans speculated if Hawkins's role would diminish. Over the last week, Hawkins hasn't flashed anything new, but its become clear that he is one of the Pelicans' best rotational players on their team.

On the court, Hawkins has showcased his rebounding ability over the last few weeks. He's only averaging four rebounds a game, but he has well exceeded that number over the last five games he has played in. Hawkins needed to make an impact somewhere else on the floor, and he has found that to be rebounding.

The lanky guard has also found a nice pairing alongside Zion Williamson. The two have found an effortless pick-and-pop connection that has defenders scratching their heads time after time. Hawkins may need to add more to his defensive bag if he wants to rise on this list, but for now, he will sit at four.