NBA: Realistic Stat Lines For Top 5 Picks Of This Year’s Draft

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Every NBA rookie looks to make an impact in their first season as a professional. What will the stat line of the top five picks from this year’s draft look like?

Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver holds a basketball while posing for a photo with draft prospects from left Buddy Hield (Oklahoma) , Ben Simmons (LSU), Brandon Ingram (Duke) and Kris Dunn (Providence) before the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

It’s always tough to predict how rookies will perform in their first season in the NBA. The transition from the college game usually takes at least half a season before the potential stars of that year’s draft class can really get a handle on everything that goes into being a productive NBA player.

It’s no secret that this year’s draft could feature at least two players that have the chance of becoming the face of their respective franchises. Like every season though, there is always one guy who breaks out and exceeds expectations, but the ability to predict who that will be is extremely difficult.

Often times, fans tend to set the expectations of their top five draft picks too high, which results in plenty of backlash of claiming the player is a disappointment or the infamous “bust” label is put on the player.

Let’s take a look at realistic stat line for the top five picks of this year’s NBA Draft.

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