NBA Rookie Stock Watch: How the Top-20 Stack Up Heading into 2016-17 Season

October 22nd, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Putting much stock in NBA preseason results tends to be a fool's errand. But when it comes to evaluating an incoming rookie class at this point in the year, it's the best evidence available.

How comfortable do the top debutants look in their likely roles? Which youngsters plucked out of the latter portions of the draft have used uncharacteristic opportunities to open eyes and minds within their respective organizations? And who has succumbed to very real injuries during a month that, to many, is rife with fake basketball?

All of this is factored into our first Rookie Stock Watch of 2016-17 because, frankly, there's not much else to go on. Once the regular season starts, we'll have a stronger sample by which to judge the progress of the top 20 picks.

In the meantime, here's a look at how each of those prospects is coming along as the Association pivots toward opening week.


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