Of the first year players in the NBA, which ones stood out the most? There were many. As it turned out, the 2011 NBA Draft was a very deep one. The NBA got a ton of talent infused into their teams. So who was the best of the best?
Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves left his mark. His great passing was legendary. Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs surpassed expectations. However, the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year was undoubtedly Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was picked first overall and more than lived up to expectations.