10 NBA Rookies Being Set Up to Fail in 2012-13

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10 NBA Rookies Being Set Up to Fail in 2012-13
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Being an NBA rookie could never been easy, but for some of the 2012 draft class it's going to be an especially hard first season.

The NBA preseason has produced answers regarding some of the top rookies, but it also has raised a ton of more questions. How many rookies will see big minutes? How many are really NBA ready? Is everyone in the right situation to maximize their talent?

Unfortunately for the players (and their teams and fans) the answers for many of those questions won't be positive. A good number of the rookies on this list should have decent first seasons, but will fail to live up to expectations. Some are just in bad situations, and some won't fit in their expected system.

Here are ten players set up to fail in their rookie year, ranked in order by the magnitude of the pitfalls they'll find themselves in.

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