Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers
The fifth No.1 pick in Cavalier history is in a unique spot. He has the pressures of being the number one pick in any professional draft (being the most productive rookie, making the team better, etc.), yet he doesn’t have to be the best player on the team like so many others who’ve shaken commissioner Stern’s hand before any of his draft-mates. Kyrie Irving is the unquestioned leader of the team, Andrew Bynum has championship experience, Dion Waiters is becoming the scorer we thought he would and fellow Canuck Tristan Thompson has turned into a solid power forward. So where does that leave AB? With tons of room to grow. He’s been unfairly hit hard by the media after struggling for a week, but while other rookies got to experience summer league, Bennett was nursing an injury and is now getting a crash course in NBA play to catch up. Once he does, expect the boy with big man body to show up for the Cavs. They’ll be better for it.