Optimism abounds when watching the young players who will take the stage during the Rising Stars Challenge.
None of them have reached their ceilings, though some of those upper limits are loftier than others. One player even claims he doesn't have a ceiling, and he may actually be correct.
The competition is made up solely of first- and second-year players, and they've all made various levels of impact during their time in the NBA. That's not what we're concerned with here, though. Ceilings are the only things that matter.
Running through the rosters in alphabetical order, we'll be breaking down a couple of things in this article: the status a player can reach at the peak of his career and the per-game stats he'll achieve during his best season. Remember, though, that these are intentionally optimistic.
As we've found out countless times throughout NBA history, ceilings aren't often reached. Just because a player can get to a certain level doesn't mean he will.
If you're a fan of a team with a representative in this contest, you better hope your guy proves to be the exception.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference and are current as of Feb. 13.