Training camp for the 2012-13 NBA season is officially underway, and NBA rookies on every squad will be busting their tails to show what they can bring to the team.
Many first-round picks still have a lot of work to do in order to earn the trust of their coaches and secure a prominent role.
For a few rookies, positional battles will force them to fight for their place. Others are looking to bounce back after unsettling Summer League displays or unimpressive workouts.
Each franchise has its own unique set of circumstances, and it's up to the newbies to adapt to the NBA game and fill their roles.