While not every NBA team has enjoyed the ultimate success of winning a championship, each and every one has had at least one special rookie in their existence.
Evaluating college prospects accurately is not something that everyone can do as it is an inexact science. There are a multitude of variables that play into success at the NBA level, with many of those variables being uncontrollable by an organization.
Few things can create a spark in a fanbase more than a talented rookie, as young players bring a promise of a bright future with them.
Just like in any competitive setting, certain teams have had more success in cultivating rookies than others. According to NBAUniverse.com, the Golden State Warriors have had six of their rookies win the Rookie of the Year Award, which is the most among all teams.
The players on this list all had exceptional rookie seasons , even if some of their careers fizzled out slowly after that.
All statistics used in this article are from Basketball-reference.com.