1.Anthony Davis- New Orleans Hornets
- He was immediately the favorite once drafted, but the experience he will gain being on the Olympic team will be a big boost. He will be playing with some of the best players in the world on a daily basis and will learn what it is like to be a true professional. He is already an elite defender and is a much better offensive player than most think. He is very smooth down low and has a solid jump shot and will get his fair share of points. He could lead the NBA in blocks as a rookie and should average close to a double-double as a rookie.
2. Damian Lillard- Portland Trailblazers
- After Lillard’s amazing performance in the Summer League, he has proven without a doubt that he is a player on the rise. After spending the last three years feasting on lesser opponents at Weber State, it is great knowing that he can play against players on his level. He has proven that he is a big time scorer at the NBA level and even though he is a more than capable passer, it will be interesting to see if he has the ability to be a pure point guard as a rookie. He will obviously be the starter in Portland from the start, so he will get all the time he needs. He will make mistakes but it will be fun to see if he can run a team and not only fill get his own points.
3. Bradley Beal- Washington Wizards
- Beal is simply a great offensive player with a beautiful shot and the ability to drive to the hoop. Add in his great rebounding numbers and he should fill up the box scores. It will be interesting to see if he can defend on an NBA level and if he has the passing ability and ball-handling skills to be more than just a shooter/scorer as a rookie.
4. Thomas Robinson- Sacramento Kings
- Even after a disappointing Summer League, Robinson should have a very good rookie season. He is an elite athlete and will be one of if not the top rebounding rookie this year. He needs to work on his post scoring, but will get most of his points based on pure athletiscsm. He should start immediately down low and will get many chances due to the double-teaming center DeMarcus Cousins will get. He could be the rare rookie who averages a double-double.
5. Harrison Barnes- Golden State Warriors
- After a disappointing sophomore season at UNC, many people are down on Barnes, but there is no denying that he is a fantastic athlete and has the body to play small forward. He is a great shooter and can create his own shot and has the body to be a great defender, but he must work on his passing, so he is more than just a great scorer. He must learn to play within a team concept overall.
6. Jeremy Lamb- Houston Rockets
- Lamb showed that he is a more than ready NBA scorer and has a very smooth offensive game, is able to get the hoop at will and has a very good shot. He needs to add bulk to defend and take punishment when he goes to the hoop, but he should be near the top of the scoring leader board for rookies.
7. Jarred Sullinger- Boston Celtics
- Even with his bad back, Sullinger has proven in the Summer League that he will be a more than capable NBA big man from the start and even though he will start off his career as a backup, he should have a very solid rookie year. Despite great height or athleticism, he is simply a fantastic low post player, an elite passer down low and has a nose for the ball that gets him a lot of rebounds. He should be the steal of the draft and should have been a top ten pick.
8. Royce White- Houston Rockets
- White is an amazing talent, who would have been a top ten pick if it were not for his anxiety disorder, which scared some teams. He is the rare big man that can run a team at times, as he simply a top-notch passer and ball-handler, which also helps him get to the hoop and score. He needs to lose some weight, but he has proven that he has the skills to be a very dynamic player.
9. Terrence Ross- Toronto Raptors
- Ross opened some eyes in the Summer League showing a more than ready NBA game on offense. Not only is he an elite athlete, who will put up some ridiculous highlight reel plays he is a great shooter, who will be a force on offense. If he gets the playing time he deserves, he should have a very good rookie year.
10. Austin Rivers- New Orleans Hornets
- Rivers will be playing off the bench in New Orleans, but he is simply too good on offense not to put up some very good scoring numbers. He is an elite shooter and with his speed and fantastic crossover he will be able to get to the hoop. If the team insists on playing him at point guard, his numbers will suffer, as for now he does not look good in that role. If they keep him as a scoring guard, he will have a great rookie season.
Honorable Mention: Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller, Michael Kidd Gilchrist