With the 2011-2012 NBA season set to start on Christmas Day, let's take a look at how the young players in the league will perform.
Let's be honest here. Everyone is intrigued by rookies. You're lying if you say you aren't.
To satisfy that intrigue, I've ranked all 60 draft picks from the 2011 NBA draft in terms of how they'll perform during the 2011-2012 season.
Essentially, this is how I feel the Rookie of the Year voting is going to play out at the end of the season.
These rating do not include long-term upside and they will change slightly (or in some cases drastically) if unexpected free agent signings occur or any huge trades are made.
Read on for the complete rankings of the NBA rookies.
(N.B.: Some of these descriptions and projections are taken from a previous article I wrote. Some were left unaltered while some were adjusted.)