Most Impressive 2021 NBA Draft Talents So Far This Season

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Player development and young talents are always the start of every team’s eventual success in the NBA and there may not have ever been a time in this league where there have been more great young talents than there are now.

There are so many players 24-years-old or younger in the league today who have turned themselves into young All-Stars and this is just the beginning of the talent that is yet to come. 

It seems like better and better prospects are entering the league every single year through the NBA Draft and this year’s draft class has been very impressive so far.

The two top picks in Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green have begun their rookie season slower than they would have hoped for, but so many other rookies have stepped up for their teams to this point in the year. 

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Last season, 10 rookies who played in at least 20 games averaged double-digit scoring numbers and 21 rookies who played in at least 20 games averaged at least 20 minutes per game over the course of the season.

We are seeing young talents get involved with their teams more and more in the NBA and this season has been no different. 

Young players are dominating in the league today because of their versatility and athleticism, earning them plenty of playing time with their respective teams.

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So far this season, 11 rookies are currently averaging at least 20 minutes per game and seven of them are averaging double-digit scoring numbers. So who have been the biggest standouts so far from the 2021 NBA Draft class and what have they done on the court for their teams? 

Let’s take a look at the most impressive rookies so far this season and evaluate their chances of contending for the end of season Rookie of the Year award. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.