NBA: Ricky Rubio and Top 10 Rookies Who Will Make an Instant Impact

July 15th, 2011 by Dan Hiergesell Leave a reply »
Despite a potentially long-lasting NBA lockout, fans and teams are still excited about the 2011 rookie class.

With Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams and Jimmer Fredette leading the way in the popularity contest, many other young faces in new places are poised for breakout rookie seasons.

Not to mention, Ricky Rubio is finally making his NBA debut after being drafted No. 5 by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009.

Beyond all the speculation following the draft and into next season, we simply won't be able to gauge each rookies pro level success until they actually take the floor.

With that said, based on potential and playing time, here are the top 10 rookies who will make an instant impact in 2011.

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