We live in a sugar rush world where everything — the latest song by an artist, latest film by an actor or director, the latest video with Tristan Thompson in it — is “the best ever.” It’s the “best” until that person makes another one for people on social media to over hype. With that said, this year’s crop of rookies — from dunk champ Donovan Mitchell to Ben “I’m still a rookie” Simmons to the Lakers group of young Lonzo Ball, old for a rookie Kyle Kuzma & Josh Hart to old as hell for a rookie Andre Ingram — might go down as one of the best and most exciting ever.
Future potential stars not mentioned above include Jayson Tatum, Lauri Markkanen, Dennis Smith Jr, Markelle Fultz, John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Josh Jackson, De’Aaron Fox, Dillon Brooks, OG Anunoby, Terrance Ferguson, Milos Teodosic, Bam Adebayo, Frank Ntilikina and Malik Monk. In the following 14 minute mix from the NBA, these talents along with more talented first year players I didn’t mention are featured.
And here’s a few highlights that should have made the cut.