In just a few short weeks, we will witness the impossible being done, as rookies around the league will finally get to live out their childhood dreams. For many people, this dream was abruptly cut short but for these rookies, it's only just beginning.
As the 2012 NBA draft class awaits their chance to play their first professional game, they also wait for the chance to establish themselves among the more seasoned players in the league.
Of course, every rookie isn't going to be as successful as they were in college. Some will be forced to ride the bench, some will have a hard time fully adjusting to playing professional ball and some will dominate the league.
There are plenty of rookies who have already set themselves apart from a highly talented draft class.
Here are the rookies you should pay attention to in the 2012-2013 season.