NBA Rookie power rankings: Jaime Jaquez Jr. rising fast

Miami Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. is rising up the rookie ranks and capturing the attention of the national NBA media.

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Nov 27, 2023; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) celebrates a victory
Nov 27, 2023; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) celebrates a victory / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

5. Keyonte George, Utah Jazz

Stats: 9.8 points, 4.9 assists, 3.1 rebounds

Since taking over as Utah's starting point guard over the last 10 games, George is averagingn 11.8 points and 6.3 assists per game. The Jazz trust George to get the team into offense and he recently scored a career-high 19 points in a win over the Pelicans.

Honorable Mentions:

Derek Lively II, Dallas Mavericks
Stats: 8.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 blocks
Already a favorite passing target for Luka Doin

Jordan Hawkins, New Orleans Pelicans
Stats: 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists
Stepped up in CJ McCollum's absense and is shooting 37% from 3-point range for the Pelicans.

Brandon Miller, Charlotte Hornets
Stats: 14.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists

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