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Six rookies most likely to outshine their NBA draft pick

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Every year a handful of rookies overperform relative to their draft position. Whether it was Rookies of the Year Malcolm Brogdon in 2016-17 or Michael Carter-Williams in 2013-14, a variety of different factors come into play when evaluating first-year performance and how it relates to draft status and long-term production.

After factoring in opportunity and talent, here are the six rookies from the 2017 class in the best position to outplay their draft pick: