NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Ausar Thompson plummets, new name joins top five

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2. Chet Holmgren

Last week's rank: 2

Chet Holmgren is yet another rookie who has been tearing the league apart, and it's been no different this last week as he remains in the No. 2 spot.

Chet Holmgren has put up yet another strong performance this past week and has made the race to Wembanyama closer. Chet has become a generational talent and hasn't even reached the surface of his true potential.

In a game this past week against the top-seeded Timberwolves, Holmgren had a great rookie performance with 20 points. He and Gobert butted heads all night long, but Holmgren ultimately got the best of Gobert due to his floor spacing abilities.

Holmgren's play did not change on the second night of a back-to-back. After blowing out the T-Wolves, the Thunder took on the New York Knicks, and Chet didn't disappoint. He capped off the night with a 22-point performance and had an additional four blocks.

Holmgren's shot-blocking ability has been on full display all season long, and his last ten games have shown this. He has averaged just shy of four blocks a game. These are historic numbers for a rookie.

Chet and the Thunder have some big games coming up, including one tonight against the Denver Nuggets. If the Thunder were to replicate the way they played against the T-Wolves, this could be an easy win for the OKC Thunder.

If Chet has yet another big performance against the former two-time MVP, he could find himself in the number-one spot next week.