This year's draft class wasn't as highly regarded as previous ones, but there are numerous prospects who are ready to carve out an immediate role.
From 3-and-D wings to reliable floor generals, expect plenty of draftees from outside the lottery to contribute to their respective teams this season and beyond.
Here are five under-the-radar rookies who are poised to make an impact over the 2020-21 campaign.
Saddiq Bey, Pistons
Villanova has produced some solid wings over the last few seasons, and Bey is set to become the next success story out of the Wildcats' esteemed program. The 21-year-old was one of the top 3-and-D prospects available on draft night and is the reigning Julius Erving Award winner as the top men's collegiate small forward.
Bey's 45.1% clip from deep ranked fourth in the NCAA over the 2019-20 campaign. His outside efficiency should help a Detroit Pistons squad that was middle-of-the-pack in 3-point shooting last season and lost the bulk of its long-distance threats - Luke Kennard, Tony Snell, and Langston Galloway - from a year ago.
Additionally, Bey's ability to guard multiple positions will be music to the ears of Pistons head coach Dwane Casey, who's known for his defense-first mentality.