The Top 5 NBA Rookies at Every Position in 2012-13

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The Top 5 NBA Rookies at Every Position in 2012-13
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

With the Rookie Transition Program wrapping up earlier this week, the newest members of the NBA now have a little more than two months to prepare for their pro debut.

Most of the players entering the league this year had a chance to get their feet wet during NBA Summer League action, but that's a far cry from the rigors of an 82-game season. Lottery picks and undrafted free agents alike will suffer their fair share of growing pains as they adjust to the pro game.

Some will make the transition better than others, and the select few among those will play so well that one could easily mistake them for a seasoned veteran.

The NBA's postseason awards won't be unveiled for another nine months, but here's a look at each position's top five players who will be vying for a spot on the league's All-Rookie team.

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