The average time between a future star entering the league and making their first NBA All-Star Game is four years. LeBron James did it in two, although his name value alone played a role in such a feat, but stars such as Ray Allen and Carmelo Anthony give us evidence to the four-year rule.
This time around, however, the NBA will produce a new batch of generational achievements. With six current All-Stars over the age of 30, the league will expand it's horizons and welcome a new generation of players to the most elite individual stage of all.
The question is, who will enter the realm of greatness? Most importantly, who will do it quickest? With such a deep draft class, it won't be difficult to find those names.
Here are ten of them.