Predicting Which 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Will Burst onto the Scene

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Predicting Which 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Will Burst onto the Scene
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Everyone's excited about the depth, talent and potential of the 2014 NBA draft class. However, only a small fraction of the prospects will be able to jump out of the gate and make a substantial difference immediately.

Which studs will be able to make a major impact as soon as they enter the league?

We selected the ballers who have a good grasp of their important roles, as they're poised to operate productively within five-on-five schemes as well as open-floor scenarios.

This is to distinguish from players like Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Noah Vonleh, who still have a lot to learn when it comes to efficiently executing the fundamentals against top competition.

In other words, which draftees are the most ready to play like standouts from Day 1?

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