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Future All-Stars in the 2013 NBA Draft Class
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There's an existing sentiment that states you must wait three years before evaluating the overall strength or progress of a draft class. 

With that theoretical framework in mind, it's still too early to evaluate the 2011 and 2012 draft classes. But if you look back at the classes of 2007, 2008, 2009 and even 2010, there's a clear trend. 

Each has had its fair share of All-Stars, with four in '07, five in '08 and three in '09. Paul George is the only All-Star hailing from the 2010 draft, but there will presumably be more on the way in the form of John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and perhaps Greg Monroe. 

The trend of note is that of the 13 All-Stars who were drafted between 2007 and 2010, only three (Roy Hibbert, Jrue Holiday and Marc Gasol) were selected outside of the lottery. 

The 2013 draft has been knocked for its lack of star power, but the depth of talent selected throughout the lottery was rather impressive. 

Considering the depth of talent in this year's class, don't be surprised if these names find their way to the All-Star Game in the years ahead. 

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