The 2012 NBA Draft was one of memorable proportions. Some of the brightest future stars in recent memory have emerged from this class of prospects, thus garnering the extraordinary expectations of immediate success.
As we've all come to learn, however, there is almost always a learning curve for an NBA rookie.
For some, it is a matter of adjusting to the speed of the NBA game. For others, they must come to terms with the fact that they are no longer the most athletic player in their nation of opponents.
No matter what the cause for their struggles may be, there is almost always a grace period that they must overcome. In this class of rookies, that has proven to be no different in the early goings of the 2012-13 preseason.
The following five players just so happen to be the rookies with the most to prove and the biggest struggles.