Trey Burke takes over top spot

12/27/2013 - NBA
After missing the first 12 games of the season, Trey Burke is on the rise in Utah ... and in our rankings. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Our rookie rankings are based on how a rookie has done over the course of the season, with special emphasis placed on how they are currently doing. A bad start for a player, or a good month, is just one part of the overall story. But their trend carries more weight simply because it is happening now.