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Ranking Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum and top 10 NBA rookies so far

Ben Simmons has been one of the top rookies of the past 15 years. Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Simmons or Jayson Tatum? What about Donovan Mitchell? Where do Lonzo Ball and fellow Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma land?

In the first incarnation of ESPN Insider's rookie rankings, I break down the top 10 first-year players in terms of how much they've done to help their teams win so far with guidance from advanced statistics. And while that process might mean some surprising results, it also confirms conventional wisdom about the top players in what has so far been a strong rookie class.