Predicting Rookie Season Numbers for Top 10 NBA Draft Picks of 2014

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Predicting Rookie Season Numbers for Top 10 NBA Draft Picks of 2014
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Many NBA fans are bursting with excitement over the star-studded potential of the top 2014 NBA draft picks. Several of these lottery prospects have high ceilings and could be electrifying in their primes.

But what about right now? How will they fare as rookies?

As talented as they are, these top 10 draftees won't waltz into the league and take it over. Several are one-and-done youngsters coming off their freshman year of college, so they'll have to fight just to see 20-plus minutes per night and flirt with double-digit scoring. However, others will enjoy featured roles.

Earlier this summer, we dished out predictions immediately following the draft. But now after summer league and free agency, we have a better idea of how each rookie fits in their club.

 

*Does not include No. 3 pick Joel Embiid, who is recovering from ankle surgery.

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