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  • 03:09 PM ET  06.04

Eric Gordon

 
According to NBADraft.net’s latest mock draft, 11 of the 31 first-round picks will be freshmen, including the first seven picks overall. In other words, this is the year of the one-and-done. But which of these players will have the biggest impact in the NBA? At this time last year, most expected Kevin Durant and Greg Oden to make a major impact. Oden missed the season and Durant went onto win Rookie of the Year, but the rest of the freshmen crop had mixed results -- some good (Thaddeus Young, Brandan Wright) and some bad (Javaris Crittendon, Spencer Hawes). Here is how NBADraft.net has the freshman coming out (and which NBA team they’d be heading to):

1. Derrick Rose, Chicago
2. Michael Beasley, Miami
3. O.J. Mayo, Minnesota
4. Jerryd Bayless, Seattle
5.  Kevin Love, Memphis
6.  Anthony Randolph, New York
7.  Eric Gordon, L.A. Clippers
14. DeAndre Jordan, Golden State
18. Donte Green, Washington
24. Kosta Koufos, Seattle
31. J.J. Hickson, Boston

Most scouts have Memphis’ Derrick Rose and Kansas State’s Michael Beasley ruling the rookie roost next season, but after that, it gets a little mirky. We think Eric Gordon will have a better rookie season than O.J. Mayo and Anthony Randolph has little chance to succeed in the bright lights of New York City. Which one-and-done player do you see having a big rookie season and who do you think will be the next Dajuan Wagner?

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