NBA Rookie Power Rankings: What changes after Chet Holmgren dominates Spurs?

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2. Chet Holmgren

Last week's rank: 2

Despite dominating in last night's game over the San Antonio Spurs, Chet Holmgren will remain at the two spot in this week's rankings.

Since the turn of the new year, it's clear something isn't right with Holmgren. He doesn't look injured but hasn't looked like himself for multiple weeks now. OKC has won four games in a row, but Holmgren hasn't contributed much to the Thunder's win streak.

Holmgren has continued to dominate defensively and if it weren't for Victor Wembanyama, he would be leading all rookies by a mile in total blocks. Over his last three games, the young center has recorded over 11 blocks. This includes a six-block game against the Portland Trailblazers.

Offensively, Holmgren has struggled to get in a rhythm. Outside of the win over the Spurs, where he had 17 points, he hasn't looked like himself offensively. He has failed to score over 20 points in a game in almost three weeks.

Holmgren relies heavily on his own dribble-drive ability. Without the ability to freely create, he has struggled. This could be a side effect of the system that the Thunder have built, or this could be because Jalen Williams has broken out into a young star.

Since Williams' breakout games, Holmgren has failed to contribute offensively. He will still give you his usual 15 points but has struggled with efficiency.

For Holmgren, it will be important he gets back on the right track and starts producing more offensively. He remains right on Wembanyama's heels in the Rookie of the Year race, a both players have been spectacular.