Last season was a bummer in terms of NBA rookies lighting it up during their first years in the league. It was so bad that the Milwaukee Bucks’ second-round pick Malcolm Brogdon who Rookie of the Year despite not exactly being a revelation. That won’t be the case in 2017-18, though.
With so much young talent entering the league, we’re sure to see several rookies set the NBA on fire. While not all of them will live up to expectations in Year 1, look for at least a handful of young stars to shine bright in 2017-18. To help you prepare for the quick-approaching season, I’ve ranked the rookies most likely to make a splash between now and April.