The 2010 NBA draft class had its own set of stars and surprises. That year, we were introduced to fantastic players with extremely bright future such as John Wall and Blake Griffin, while others like Wesley Johnson and Evan Turner didn't live up to expectations. There were also surprises, such as the great play from second-round pick Landry Fields for the New York Knicks.
The 2011-2012 NBA season is now picking up momentum, as all teams have gotten at least 10 games out of the way, and we already have an idea as to which of those teams will make the playoffs.
The start of the NBA season has also given us a first look at this year's rookies. There are rookies who have been off to a torrid start, while others have struggled out of the gate early. We also have to take note that some rookies have gotten boosts in minutes due to a condensed schedule in which coaches rest veterans and have gotten boosts due to injuries to key players.
With a first look at the performance of this year's rookies, we have both favorites and sleepers playing well so far, and it is still anyone's race as we have months of play before the award is announced.
Here are the top 10 Rookie of the Year candidates so far this season.