10 Under-the-Radar NBA Rookies Fans Shouldn't Be Sleeping On

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10 Under-the-Radar NBA Rookies Fans Shouldn't Be Sleeping On
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We hear about Anthony Davis making the 2012 Olympic men's basketball roster, how Bradley Beal is one of the best playmakers collegiate basketball has ever seen and that Kentucky has the most dominant list of NBA-ready talent.

Who we don't hear about are the rookies ready to make an impact right away, the ones who may have been overlooked due to health or height or athleticism concerns, and the ones that didn't shake hands with David Stern on draft night to a thousand flashing camera lights.

Two schools of thought seem to be in effect as we enter this 2012-2013 season: Either find a myriad of stars via free agency or through trades (MIA, LAL, LAC, BKN) or figure out a way to use the draft as a tool to equip your team with a nice mix of veteran and young talent (OKC, SA, MEM).

Of the latter thought process, some of the best names you never heard of on draft night are going to be impact guys sooner than later. Sure, Davis, Beal and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are going to have the hype, but these 10 guys are going to be productive sooner than you think.

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