Ranking the Biggest Steals of the 2013 NBA Draft Class

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Ranking the Biggest Steals of the 2013 NBA Draft Class
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The NBA draft is all about finding steals, and the 2013 edition was no different. 

Well, that's not entirely true. 

It was different because the level of talent was so much lower than what we've typically come to expect, but that hasn't prevented a few big steals from emerging. First-round picks like Michael Carter-Williams, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Trey Burke have outperformed their draft slots, and they aren't the only ones. 

Guys from later in the proceedings are making their teams look like gem-finding masters with their performance thus far and the flashes of potential they've shown throughout their rookie seasons. 

It's all about value. 

A lottery pick is expected to become a solid starter. A second-rounder is exceeding expectations if he becomes a low-level starter or even a quality rotation member. 

So, who has shown that they'll exceed those expectations by the largest margin? 

This isn't about what players have done, but rather turning what they've done into what they will do. That's what matters most. 


Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference and are current as of Jan. 15. 

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