The NBA has a fresh group of rookies that are injecting new life into a league that—outside of the top five teams—was sometimes somewhat stale a year ago.
Rookies, and watching their progress, gives casual fans a reason to tune into some of the league's worst teams.
Why else would someone that doesn't usually follow the Cleveland Cavs or Washington Wizards tune in to their opening night game other than to gauge the progress of rookies Dion Waiters and Bradley Beal?
Rookies give hope to middling teams and fans alike.
Here is my first weekly progress report on the top rookies in the league.