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Rookie Watch: Who will be the best?

Originally Published: April 7, 2010
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
2009 Draft ClassNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesWhen we look back on the 2009 draft class in the future, which players will stand a cut above the rest?

Editor's note: Ty Lawson has been added to the list below, correcting an oversight.

We did our "upside rankings" in December, but we intentionally ignored variables that could impact the rookies' careers, such as a team's style of play, future draft picks, management and coaching issues and free-agent signings. Instead, we focused only on their raw talent.

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