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Comparing Every Rookie 1st-Round Pick to a Former Rookie of the Year

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Comparing Every Rookie 1st-Round Pick to a Former Rookie of the Year
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With training camp less than a month out and rookies excitedly looking to make their mark on the NBA, their styles of play will invariably be compared to someone who laced up their shoes in past years. 

After the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft was completed, college stars Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal and Jeremy Lamb all heard their name called by David Stern. They'll also all hear their name called in comparisons of their game as they progress in their careers. 

Since those comparisons are already in progress, let's take a look at a more interesting aspect of these first-round rookies and what kind of ceiling they might have. All will be vying for the elusive Rookie of the Year award, and these comparisons could turn into a benchmark for what kind of season each will need to take home the award at season's end. 

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