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Arizona basketball: Wildcats in the NBA Power Rankings

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Every so often we'll rank the former Wildcats in the NBA

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Welcome to the inaugural Power Rankings of Arizona Wildcats in the NBA. The rankings are based on current production and do not consider career performance.

1. Aaron Gordon - Orlando Magic

  • Season Stats: 10.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 0.6 APG, 1.0 BPG, 56.3 FG%

    • He's not averaging the most points among UA alumni, but he has played the most well-rounded. With a combination of offensive efficiency and defensive prowess, Aaron takes the top spot in the inaugural power rankings.

2. Andre Iguodala - Golden State Warriors

  • Season Stats: 6.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.8 APG, 42.4 FG%

    • Similar reasoning as with Aaron Gordon, Andre is an all-around threat on both ends of the court. Shooting percentage holds him back from the #1 slot this week.

3. Jerryd Bayless - Milwaukee Bucks

  • Season Stats: 10.2 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.6 APG, 39.0 FG%, 45.0 3P%,

    • Bolstered by a 26-point scoring outburst earlier this month where he shot 6/10 from long-range. Hard to ignore that.

4. Derrick Williams - New York Knicks

  • Season Stats: 10.6 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 0.4 APG, 0.4 BPG. 42.9 FG%

    • Solid first game of the season, but decreasing minutes and production haunted the rest of his week.

5. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - Brooklyn Nets

  • Season Stats: 3.6 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 0.4 APG, 52.9 FG%

    • As expected, his defense has earned him an early season role in the rotation. He's averaging almost 16 minutes a game and is shooting a high percentage. Also not a surprise that most of his shots are layups and he has yet to take a three pointer.

6. T.J. McConnell - Philadelphia 76ers

  • Season Stats: 4.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 8.0 APG, 52.9 FG%

    • The assist average through three games is a pleasant surprise. T.J. is positioning himself for a bigger than expected role with the 76ers.

7. Jordan Hill - Indiana Pacers

  • Season Stats: 9.5 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 0.3 APG, 44.4 FG%

    • He's averaging a healthy 24 minutes per game. If he continues to rebound at this pace, he will earn himself additional minutes.

8. Stanley Johnson - Detroit Pistons

  • Season Stats: 6.3 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.5 APG, 27.3 FG%

    • His field goal percentage and ineffectual defense has been a bit of a concern in the first week.

9. Richard Jefferson - Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Season Stats: 9.0 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 0.8 APG, 50.0 FG%, 47.1 3P%

    • Richard's stock will rise if LeBron decides to rest his back.

10. Jason Terry - Houston Rockets

  • Season Stats: 1.7 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 1.7 APG, 40.0 FG%

    • The Jet has yet to take off this season. He's 38 years old and his minutes will fluctuate throughout the season to keep his legs fresh.

11. Chase Budinger - Indiana Pacers

  • Season Stats: 2.6 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 1.2 APG, 33.3 FG%, 30.0 3P%

    • Chase might be a sleeper pick for additional production as the season goes on.

12. Channing Frye - Orlando Magic

  • Season Stats: 1.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 1.0 APG

    • Channing's $8.1 million annual salary is looking like a poor investment.

13. Solomon Hill - Indiana Pacers

  • Season Stats: 0.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG

    • Solomon has played less than 2 minutes total in the first week of the season. The Pacers have already informed him they will not pick up the fourth year of his contract. After having been a starter last season, Solomon is on the verge of being out of the league entirely.