That escalated quickly, didn’t it?
Though we are still in offseason mode in the NBA, we’re also at the end of the summer, meaning that camps will be starting up soon and basketball is going to get closer and closer. So, why not take a look at the coming season?
In last year’s Rookie Rankings, Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic took home the top prize but was unable to come away with the Rookie of the Year award as well. That honor went to Michael Carter-Williams (which I still dispute, but also accept).
This year’s rookie class brings a lot of flair and a lot of intrigue. Star rookies playing with legends, the top picks from the last two years being traded away, teams loading up with multiple first rounders and more. With so much going on, it’s hard to narrow it down to just five for the first Rookie Rankings. At this point it’s purely speculation on how we think players will perform other than going off Summer League play.
Basically, we’re taking a look ahead. Who we’ll be looking at, what we expect from certain players and how they are set up to perform during the 2014-15 season.
With that, let’s see who makes the early Rooking Rankings and what we can expect to see from this year’s NBA rookie class.