The 2015 NBA rookie class headlined by Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis and Nikola Jokic added a deep collection of talent to the league with plenty of star potential. NBA scouts and GMs expect the 2017 class -- with Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball at the top -- to do the same.
But what about 2016?
This could be the least productive rookie crop in decades. More than halfway through the season, how does it compare to previous slow-starting classes? Who are the potential gems? And how much hope is there that they'll break out beyond 2016-17?
Following the All-Star break, we're ditching our weekly player rankings to check in on the rookies.