1. Chet Holmgren
Last week's rank: 1
Chet Holmgren has continued to light up the basketball court in almost every fashion. The 7'1 standout has quickly become a key piece for the Thunder going forward and has flashed some insane potential on both ends of the floor.
Defensively, Holmgren has found it easy to block shots with his incredible length. He has also found a good ability to sniff out plays and get steals or critical stops. This is happening just 19 games into his career.
In a game last week against the Chicago Bulls, Holmgren was able to deny four shots at the rim.
Holmgren not only shines inside the paint, but he has also become a critical switch defender for the Thunder. He can use his elite athleticism to keep up with some of the best guards in the NBA. He usually can't stay foot-to-foot with the best, but his length gives him a chance every play.
Offensively, Holmgren has become the benefactor of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander masterclasses. Holmgren's ability to space the floor and create off closeouts has made him an elite offensive player. He's not always the most efficient at the rim, but given an offseason and time to grow, he will become stronger at the rim.
Chet can also hit shots from behind the arc at an elite rate. He shoots just under 40 percent from behind the arc at a high volume of shots.
Holmgren has earned the number one spot on this week's Rookie Power Rankings, but things are heating up as the season goes along. For more updates on Dallas Mavericks basketball, stay plugged in.