A certain grouping of the NBA's future stars are stuck toiling away on failing franchises right now.
A likely unfixable problem with the NBA's draft is that the top collegiate players often wind up on the worst current pro teams. However, that hasn't stopped others from standing out and shining bright among the scrap heap of floundering teams.
It has been a rough year for many young studs, with the lone benefits being their paycheck and the opportunity to be showcased.
These players won't turn their franchises around by themselves, as no one in the league can do that on their own. However, they represent hope to their respective fanbases. They are a beacon of hopefully good things to come and are sometimes the only reason tickets are bought and remote controls are tuned to games.