We're about a quarter of the way through the 2016-17 NBA season, so it's time to revisit our rookie power rankings. And now that we have a chunk of game film to examine, there are some surprise names that made the list.
Here are the 10 rookies who have made the biggest impact for their teams to this point.
Buddy Hield, SG, New Orleans Pelicans
Hield was known as a sharpshooter at the college level, but he's been slow to hit his stride as a pro. The 2016 Player of the Year from Oklahoma is shooting just 27.3 percent from 3-point distance and 37.3 percent overall, but he's improved a bit recently, shooting 50 percent overall in three December contests.
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Rodney McGruder, SG, Miami Heat
McGruder went undrafted out of Kansas State in 2013, and never had appeared in an NBA game before this season. He helped the Heat's D-League affiliate win the championship last season, and he's become a nice role player for the varsity squad this year.
McGruder is fifth among all rookies in field goal percentage (40.9), and is averaging 6.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game.
Domantas Sabonis, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Sabonis came over in the Serge Ibaka trade after being drafted 11th overall by the Magic, and he's started in all 22 of his appearances for the Thunder this season. The former Gonzaga star also is knocking down 43.4 percent of his looks from 3-point distance.
Andrew Harrison, SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Harrison has been running the point in Mike Conley's absence, and the Grizzlies have won four straight with him in the starting lineup. The former Kentucky star's also leading all rookies in assists (3.7), steals (1.3) and minutes per game (27.4).
Pascal Siakam, PF, Toronto Raptors
Siakam was selected by Toronto with the 27th pick out of New Mexico State, and he's paying immediate dividends. He's started in all 21 of his appearances and is playing 19.6 minutes per game on a Raptors team that's 14-7 and clearly the second-best squad in the East.
Malcolm Brogdon, SG, Milwaukee Bucks
Brogdon, the 2016 ACC Player of the Year out of Virginia, is averaging 7.3 points in 20.5 minutes per game off the bench, which is pretty good for a player the Bucks grabbed with the 37th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 draft.
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Brandon Ingram, SF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have done anything but ease Ingram into the rotation. The former Duke star, drafted No. 2 overall, has appeared in all 23 of the team's games, and his average of 26.5 minutes per game is second among all rookies.
Dario Saric, PF, Philadelphia 76ers
Saric was expected to be among the best in his rookie class after playing overseas the past couple of seasons, and he's lived up to the hype thus far with averages of 10.0 points and 6.1 rebounds in 24.8 minutes per game.
Jamal Murray, SG, Denver Nuggets
The seventh overall pick in the 2016 draft has been excellent so far. The former Kentucky star was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November and is averaging 10 points while shooting 39.3 percent from 3-point distance.
Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers
Embiid not only leads all rookies in scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game, but the 7-footer also leads them in 3-point shooting — he's knocked down 19 of 38 from beyond the arc. And he's averaging 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots.
Embiid, who was the No. 3 overall pick in 2014 but missed his first two seasons with a broken foot, has done all of this while on a minutes restriction that was recently increased to 28 per game, and the Sixers still are holding him out of back-to-back contests. Still, he was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for November, and it'll be crazy to see what he can do once he's fully unleashed.