In just a few short days, another NBA season will be upon us. While 2012's draft class was considered by many to be "thin," it's the rookies that are making plenty of preseason buzz.
But not everyone can be a star straight out of the gate.
Whether you're an elite scorer learning to play the point, or an unselfish player at a selfish position, everybody has to face a learning curve.
For some that curve takes multiple seasons to get over. For others, it takes just a couple months.
Either way, here's a look at some of the NBA's rookies expected to see some form of adversity this season.