4. Brandon Miller
Last week's rank: 3
Brandon Miller has been the definition of an offensive player all season long. He will fall back to the fourth spot in this week's list after being in third place in the last rankings since the Hornets dropped seven straight games.
Miller has been lighting up the scoreboard all season long, and it's been no different this past week. On Wednesday, Miller tallied one of his best career games by scoring 21 points on uber-efficient numbers against the Pacers.
Offensively, the young forward has flashed a natural ability to score the ball and has even drawn some comparisons to Phoenix's Kevin Durant. With a wingspan of 7-foot-2 and a natural ability to rise higher than defenders on jump shots, it's hard not to see the comparison.
He has also been the definition of consistency. Before last night's game, Miller hadn't scored under 10 points since mid-November. With the ability to already be a consistent scorer so early in his professional career, it's hard not to like what Miller can give you on a given night.
Defensively, the rookie forward has flashed a lockdown presence. His elite wingspan and athleticism give him an advantage over smaller defenders trying to speed past him with their quickness. It may not look pretty at times, but Miller has flashed the ability to become a potential lockdown wing in the near future.
It will be important that the Hornets and their coaching staff keep developing Miller and keep allowing him the option to score naturally.