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5 NBA Rookies with the Most Weight on Their Shoulders

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5 NBA Rookies with the Most Weight on Their Shoulders
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With the 2012-13 regular season fast approaching, the honeymoon period is over for all of the soon-to-be rookies in the NBA

Their performances in the Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues no longer matter: It's time for the league's first-year players to answer the bell in games that actually count in the standings.

As with any profession, there are those among them who, for a variety of reasons, have an added level of pressure and responsibility. As the year progresses, it will be interesting to see whether these players shoulder the burden or crumble under the bright lights of the Association. 

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