NBA Draft 2012: 5 Players Who Will Be Better Rookies Than Anthony Davis

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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Players Who Will Be Better Rookies Than Anthony Davis
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Seemingly every year, there are big-time players at the top of the NBA draft—potential stars that could one day lead their respective teams to a coveted championship.

Anthony Davis is hands-down that man in 2012.

At least, the Hornets hope so.

But, similarly, there are players that come out of almost nowhere to immediately impact their teams in a huge way.

Players like Kawhi Leonard and Norris Cole have stepped up in their rookie campaigns and each are a major reason their teams are still in contention for a championship.

Let's take a look at the players that could actually enjoy better rookie seasons than the No. 1 pick, Anthony Davis.

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