NBA Draft Report Card: Top 10 Candidates for the 2011 Rookie of the Year

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NBA Draft Report Card: Top 10 Candidates for the 2011 Rookie of the Year

After four-plus hours, 60 selections, and seemingly thousands of trades, the 2010 NBA Draft has finally concluded.

In some ways, it was very predictable. No big names were traded, the teams you expected to make moves in order to clear cap space (Chicago, Miami) did so, and the top five (Wall, Turner, Favors, Johnson, Cousins) went as expected in order.

But it also had its unstable moments. There was so much movement in the first round that I had to take a step back and figure out who was going where. When the Thunder took Quincy Pondexter, I was excited to see him play behind Kevin Durant...until I realized that pick was going to New Orleans.

Now comes the best part of draft night—predicting the stars, busts, and everything in between.

Few people predicted that Tyreke Evans would be Rookie of the Year last year, nor did anyone predict the influence of guys like DeJuan Blair or Marcus Thornton. The top rookies don't necessarily come from the first 10 picks.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the guys who have a chance to make a real impact with their teams next year, and in turn, are most likely to bring home the coveted Rookie of the Year award.

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