Nikola Mirotic had a forgettable ending to his rookie season, but the accolades from his impressive first year in the NBA continued to roll in with being named to the All-Rookie First Team.
Nikola Mirotic's hot March made him a dark horse candidate for Rookie of the Year, but he finished second to Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins as the league's best first-year player.
The Eastern Conference continues to be weaker than its Western counterpart as a whole, but following another offseason of significant player movement, the landscape looks a bit different.
The 2014 NBA Draft class, while perhaps not as ready to make a major immediate impact as once believed, still appears to a banner crop of potential stars and long-term contributors in the league.
The 2014 NBA Draft class is rightfully being touted as one of the most talented in the last few decades.