Seemingly every year, there are big-time players at the top of the NBA draft—potential stars that could one day lead their respective teams to a coveted championship.
Anthony Davis is hands-down that man in 2012.
At least, the Hornets hope so.
But, similarly, there are players that come out of almost nowhere to immediately impact their teams in a huge way.
Players like Kawhi Leonard and Norris Cole have stepped up in their rookie campaigns and each are a major reason their teams are still in contention for a championship.
Let's take a look at the players that could actually enjoy better rookie seasons than the No. 1 pick, Anthony Davis.