Top 5 NBA Sophomore Stars That Lottery Teams Passed on

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Top 5 NBA Sophomore Stars That Lottery Teams Passed on
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Now that they have been in the league for over a year, we can safely assess the progress of the players drafted last year in 2011.

Although many considered 2011 to be a down year in terms of the draft going in, several players from the class have already found key roles in the NBA and are in the process of becoming potential future All-Stars.

Where the 2011 draft really seems to have excelled is in the amount of teams who were picked below the lottery (first 14 picks) that have turned out to become excellent players.

Here are the top five of those players, picked below the lottery in 2011, who are having great starts to their NBA careers.

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