Kyrie Irving is on the verge of superstardom.
Irving won the 2011-12 Rookie of the Year award, and has a bright future to be sure. But beyond Irving, which other young guns have the makings of a franchise player?
I've keyed in on five young talents in the NBA who are showcasing their skills early this season and had the beginnings of career breakouts last season. All of these guys are near-locks to be All-Stars down the road, if not in the 2012-13 season.