2012 NBA Rookies with Immediate All-Star Potential in Their 1st Season

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2012 NBA Rookies with Immediate All-Star Potential in Their 1st Season
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While every NBA player strives to make the All-Star team, only a select few can actually achieve that goal. None of these seven members of the 2012 NBA rookie class will take part in this year's festivities, but each and every one of them will show enough potential to convince us they'll make it in the future. 

Since the turn of the century, only two players have made the All-Star team during their rookie seasons: Yao Ming (2003) and Blake Griffin (2011). 

Griffin had one of the most spectacular rookie campaigns of all time, while Ming's presence on the squad was heavily influenced heavily by fan voting. 

Don't expect anything like that this year. Just expect a lot of great plays and a lot of potential on display. 

When the season ends and the discussions begin about which sophomores will actually become All-Stars in 2014, these seven are going to be at the forefront. 

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