Assuming the current lockout doesn't cost us the entire 2011-12 NBA season, rookies like Jimmer Fredette and Kemba Walker could be a lot of fun for basketball fans to watch.
This year's draft class has been regarded as one of the weakest in recent memory, but there are certainly some compelling stories with these young players.
Here are 15 to keep your eye on...
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