With less than two weeks to go until the games count in the standings, teams all across the NBA are beginning the process of setting their rotations for opening night.
A number of these rotations will include first-year players who, over the past few months, have made strong cases for playing time. Most of the lottery picks in the 2012 draft class were slated to get quality burn regardless, but there are others—second-round picks, undrafted free agents—who have used the exhibition season as a coming-out party of sorts.
Now that just about every rookie has seen his fair share of action, it's probably a good time to take a step back and evaluate just how well these first-year players have adjusted to the pro game.
While only a select few are destined for stardom, more than a handful of players are well-positioned to have stellar debut campaigns during the 2012-13 season.