NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Rockets' Cam Whitmore rises with stellar play, who falls?

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1. Victor Wembanyama

Last week's rank: 1

Despite only winning one game throughout February, the San Antonio Spurs have found their future cornerstone piece to build around. Victor Wembanyama has been dominant through February and has run away with the Rookie of the Year award.

Through February, Wemby has averaged 20.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. On the defensive end, he has also made a case for winning the Defensive Player of the Year award by averaging 3.5 blocks and 1.8 steals over his last eight games.

If Wembanyama can finish the season out by averaging over three blocks and two steals per game, there should be no reason why he doesn't get some recognition by voters at the end of the season. The only thing holding Wemby back from winning the prestigious award would be his team's record and the lack of team defense that plagues the Spurs.

While only winning one game in his last eight, Wembanyama has been nothing but dominant. Right before the All-Star break, San Antonio played Dallas, and by the end of the half, Wemby had 20 on insane shooting splits. Those numbers would drop as the game carried on, but Wembanyama would finish the night with 26 points.

Despite the Spurs' lackluster month, they will look to get back on track against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Wembanyama will once again be under the national TV lights.

The Dallas Mavericks will look to take on the Indiana Pacers for a Sunday matinee affair. For more updates on Mavericks basketball and rookie power rankings, stay plugged in.