2020 NBA Draft: Where Payton Pritchard ranks among best rookies so far

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Forsberg: Stacking Pritchard up against NBA's best rookies originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Payton Pritchard hype train was motoring along at dangerously high speeds before the Boston Celtics season got paused due to the team’s COVID troubles.

Pritchard was averaging 11.3 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds over 25.9 minutes per game during Boston’s four-game winning streak. Everyone had a favorite potential nickname for him. Teammates were posting shirtless dance videos of him after every game.

But where does Pritchard stand among the most impactful rookies early in the 2020-21 season? Let’s take a spin around the league and rank the first-year players that are helping their team the most: 

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