These rookies can look forward to big things as sophomores in the 2013-14 NBA season.
While stellar first-year players like Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis should have no problem continuing their strong starts, there are a few other guys who will look to make great leaps forward in Year 2.
Whether due to a lack of playing time, a glaring hole in their game or just gaining familiarity and confidence with the NBA landscape, these rookies have been middling to decent so far.
But we all know they can be even better.
And they will be.
NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes forecast this year's rookies poised to break out after getting this year under their belts.
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!