NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Chet Holmgren falls, new name enters top five

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2. Chet Holmgren

Last week's rank: 1

Chet Holmgren drops one spot after some disappointing performances.

Holmgren continues to look amazing to begin his rookie campaign. The second-year rookie has looked every bit of the prospect fans saw two years ago. He has become a wizard on both ends of the floor and hasn't looked back.

Despite Holmgren's historic start to his season, he has struggled over his last two games, which is why he drops one spot in this week's power rankings.

Against Dallas, Holmgren struggled on both ends, only having 11 points. He struggled to get a real grip on the game and allowed multiple easy baskets at the rim. Despite the Thunder pulling out the dub in Dallas, Holmgren looked like a shell of himself throughout large periods of that game.

The Thunder recently played the Houston Rockets, and once again Holmgren struggled to get a real grip on offense. He only scored four points on really bad shooting from the field. However, his real production was on the defensive end against the Rockets. He finished the game with six total blocks and was a defensive anchor all night long.

Despite Holmgren's recent offensive struggles, he always finds a way to impact the game. Against the Rockets, it was his shot-blocking ability, and in Dallas, it was his rebounding.

Holmgren is capable of getting the No. 1 spot back, but it may take some monster performances against good opponents.