A new era of basketball is upon us. A youth movement has begun with one of the deepest draft classes in the history of the NBA. From explosive athletes to the fundamentally sound, every one of the players drafted has the potential to spend quality time in the NBA.
They also have the potential to push the aging right on out and insert themselves amongst the NBA's elite in no time at all. The question is, which rookies are ready to make that leap?
The first step towards that level of recognition, of course, is each player going through their rookie season.
From the trials of adjusting to the pace of the NBA to the glory of establishing themselves as legitimate weapons, this year's class of first-year players will set a new pace for future generations.
The question is, who will emerge as the best of the best? With our first look at this year's Rookie of the Year award chase, the following slides will answer that very question and more.