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Predicting Which 2012 NBA Rookies Will Be Studs and Which Will Be Duds

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Predicting Which 2012 NBA Rookies Will Be Studs and Which Will Be Duds
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Every season, a new rookie class comes into the NBA, and every year we have guys that either exceed or completely miss expectations.

There are plenty of reasons why guys don't make an immediate impact. Sometimes, the opportunities for minutes aren't there right away. Various depth charts, coaching tendencies toward playing or not playing rookies and how far along a player is coming into the league can affect whether a guy will set the NBA on fire right away.

This year, we have an exciting rookie class with plenty of chances to show they belong right away. Some guys will be great right away, some guys will take a while to develop, and some guys will never quite live up to their draft selection.

I've highlighted the five players who I think will be great rookies right away and five guys who I think will be duds in their first year. It doesn't mean the duds will never be good in the NBA; it just means it might take them a bit longer to get their careers going.

Let's dive right in. 

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