Projecting and Ranking Best NBA Rookies in 2014‑15
1 / 10#10 Julius Randle Josh Cohen’s Analysis: A mysterious foot injury combined with subpar preseason performances has left some wondering how productive Randle will be in his rookie year. Randle was a beast in his one season at Kentucky – often compared to Zach Randolph because of his relentless rebounding and efficiency around the rim. He is expected to play behind Carlos Boozer in L.A. and it remains to be seen how willing the Lakers are to highlight a first-year prodigy with Kobe Bryant hungry to return to the playoffs. Note: The contents of this feature have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Orlando Magic. All opinions expressed by Josh Cohen are solely his own and do not reflect the opinions of the Orlando Magic or their Basketball Operations staff, partners or sponsors.