Ranking Towns, Porzingis and the best NBA sophomores

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton are back with their series on NBA draft prospects, rookies and sophomores -- this time ranking their top 10 sophs for 2016-17.

Ford: We tackled our favorites for Rookie of the Year already. While there's lots of excitement generated by the ROY race, the truth is that only a small handful of rookies make any real impact in the win-loss column for teams.

But by their sophomore year, we can start to expect to see a bigger impact, and we have a stellar group of sophomores.

Let's rank them from 1 to 10 in terms of what we should expect this season.