Even though the general consensus on the 2013 NBA draft is that is was a "down" year for talent, the NBA will still honor five players with All-Rookie First Team recognition upon the completion of next season. Lottery picks Anthony Bennett, Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter Jr., Cody Zeller, Alex Len, Ben McLemore and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are among the players with the best chances of being recognized.
Playing time, health and immediate impact are the three main criteria when considering the top candidates for next season's All-Rookie First Team.
The players with the best chances of being named on of the league's top rookies are ones who can start (or play significant minutes) for their new teams, who are not battling serious injuries, who performed well in the summer leagues and who have skills that are immediately transferable to the next level.
Here are the top 25 candidates for the 2013-14 All-Rookie First Team.