NBA Rookie Ladder 1.0: Evan Mobley has lived up to the hype for the Cavs

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In the first edition of our NBA Rookie Ladder, we take a closer look at the impact that both Evan Mobley and Scottie Barnes have had on their teams.

The 2021-22 NBA season is less than a month old but there are already several storylines and trends that have begun to take shape. One of the main ones is how good some of the rookies have looked from the 2021 NBA Draft class.

Even though we haven’t seen much from Cade Cunningham, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, there are several other rookies that have already begun to make a name for themselves in the league.

As we inch closer towards the month-mark of the season, we take a closer look at some of the most impressive rookies in our NBA Rookie Ladder 1.0. Before we get into the top 5, we explore a few honorable mentions.

8. Jalen Suggs, G, Orlando Magic 

7. Davion Mitchell, G, Sacramento Kings 

6. Josh Giddey, G, Oklahoma City Thunder