Which NBA Rookies Made the Biggest Post-Season Impact? – The match-ups are set for the NBA Conference Finals which tip-off tonight with a Western Conference show down between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks meet tomorrow for the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals.

All four of these teams are well stocked with veterans and the rookies they do have will see little playing time. However, other teams that played in this year’s NBA post-season did have rookies that saw significant playing time and contributed handsomely for their teams.

Two players in particular stood out and led the way in terms of minutes played and scoring by NBA rookies. Leading the way was Bojan Bogdanovic of the Brooklyn Nets. Bojan averaged 34.3 minutes per game whiles scoring 10.3 points per game.

His most popular rookie cards can be found in 2014-15 Panini Select Basketball and 2014-15 Panini Prizm Basketball.

The secondary market values for some of Bojan Bogdanovic’s rookie cards can be seen here.

Bojan Bogdanovic, Shooting Guard
Key Rookie Card Products: 2014-15 Select, 2014-15 Panini Prizm, 2014-15  Elite

Which NBA Rookies Made the Biggest Post-Season Impact?  – Bojan Bogdanovic Image Gallery

The other notable rookie that performed well this post-season is the Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart. Smart played in four games, averaging 22.5 minutes and 9.8 points per game.

Smart’s higher-end cards, from products like 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Basketball are clearly his most popular rookie cards as evidenced by their secondary market values which can be seen here.

Other products of interest are Smart’s rookie cards from 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Basketball and 2014-15 Select Basketball.

Marcus Smart, Point Guard
Key Rookie Card Products: 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Basketball, 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Basketball, 2014-15 Select Basketball

Which NBA Rookies Made the Biggest Post-Season Impact?  – Marcus Smart Image Gallery

 

 

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