Good things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Abraham Lincoln uttered those words on a day that you nor I was around for. What we will be alive for, however, is the maturation and development of 60 NBA draftees who have found their new homes in 2012, nine of whom will find opportunity knocking quicker than others.
There are two philosophies on the development of rookies in the NBA. On one hand, you could force your young star to earn his place amongst the elite. On the other, you could throw him to the wolves and see how strong his fight truly is.
In other words, you could bench them in favor of a veteran or start them from day one. In the case of the following nine players, the future is now.
Opportunity awaits and results will be strongly analyzed. Each and every player on this list will be under a close lens as they will be the starters of today with nothing yet proven.
So who are the lucky nine with such a grand situation for success or failure?