With draft night nothing but a distant memory at this point, the latest batch of NBA rookies is hard at work in preparation for the 2012-13 season.
While it will be several years before most of those players hit their prime, there will be a few whose inaugural NBA campaigns will be noteworthy, to say the least.
New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis figures to be one of those players, and the general consensus is that he'll be honored as the premier rookie of them all come next spring.
Meanwhile, several other first-year players—most notably Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bradley Beal—will do their best to make sure that doesn't happen.
With NBA training camps set to open in less than a month, here is a look at the top contenders for the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.