Commentary

Rookie Watch: Most upside?

Who would be the best players in this class if they reach their full potential?

Originally Published: April 19, 2012
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Kyrie IrvingDavid Richard/US PresswireKyrie Irving, fresh off his Rookie of the Year performance, still has a tough task ahead.

Every season, a handful of rookies play as well as expected, but even more rookies don't play to that level. However, I'd guess that most of the best players in the NBA didn't play as well as expected as rookies. So just looking at today's numbers is not enough to tell us how tomorrow will go.