NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Brandon Miller falls, who takes his place?

Jan 1, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Dereck Lively II (2) dunks over Utah
Jan 1, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Dereck Lively II (2) dunks over Utah / Christopher Creveling-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Victor Wembanyama

Last week's rank: 1

Victor Wembanyama remains atop the rankings after yet another masterclass week.

Wembanyama has had yet another strong week and has created the gap from first to second even bigger after averaging just under 23 points in his last three contests.

After scoring 27 points in Thursday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, it was clear that Wembanyama wasn't here to play around. The rookie phenom not only dominated offensively, but he also recorded five blocks.

Despite the loss, Wembanyama had a highlight-filled night that included multiple poster dunks and one over Giannis Antetokounmpo. The dunk over Giannis could have been Wembanyama's rookie highlight for the year.

The San Antonio Spurs have now fallen to 5-29. However, recently they have been making games close with Wembanyama's play. Finally, it seems like the Spurs coaching staff has unlocked Wembanyama's full potential.

Their five wins should soon rise once they adapt to their new style of play. Behind Wembanyama, the Spurs haven't won many games but seem to be catching on, as they have won two games in their last ten played.

On offense, the team is finally encouraging him to dribble and cut. This was something that the coaching staff never really participated in early in the season. They have also dabbled in the pick-and-roll, as Wembanyama's length gives him an advantage over any defender.

Next week, the Spurs could get multiple wins as they play the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets. For more updates on rookie rankings and Dallas Mavericks basketball, stay plugged in.