Kyrie Irving and the 25 Most Sensational NBA Rookies of the Last Decade

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Kyrie Irving and the 25 Most Sensational NBA Rookies of the Last Decade
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Rookies are usually some of the most fun players in the NBA to watch because they're full of unrealized potential. It's nothing but excitement as you watch in an attempt to discover which of the young rising stars in the league will become true superstars. 

The following 25 players just happened to enjoy the most sensational rookie seasons we've seen over the course of the last decade, which is being defined as the 2002-2003 season through the current one for the purposes of these rankings. 

What makes a season sensational though? It's a combination of excitement generated, team success, statistical prowess and just overall level of play. 

As you can see from the title, Kyrie Irving does qualify for this list, even though he's nowhere near through with his rookie season. Because it's all we can do, I'm going to have to assume that he maintains his current level of play throughout the year.

Is he the only current rookie to make the list? You'll have to read on to find out.  

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