NBA Draft 2012: 5 First-Round Picks Destined for Tough First Years

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NBA Draft 2012: 5 First-Round Picks Destined for Tough First Years
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Not every rookie can succeed during his initial foray into NBA basketball, and these five first-round picks from the 2012 NBA draft are going to have particularly tough first seasons. 

Whether it's a lack of playing time or a game that is anything but NBA-ready, each of these five will struggle on the first step of their journey to greatness. 

Keep in mind, though, that I'm in no way saying their entire careers will be failures—just the first seasons. 

Read on to find out which players we're talking about. 

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