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12 Rookies with Biggest Expectations in 2012-13

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12 Rookies with Biggest Expectations in 2012-13
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With the start of the NBA season here, with it comes the exciting debut of the league's newest players and the start of tracking their accomplishments and measuring them against their expectations, one of my favorite parts of the first few months of the season.

Of course, guys like Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the rest of the players drafted in the top five are going to see their expectations stay high all season long, but there are some players who have done so well over the summer that they're going to be expected to do a lot more than they were when they were drafted.

One of the more interesting accounts has to be Damian Lillard, who was drafted sixth overall but is now being talked about as a potential Rookie of the Year candidate.

Other than that, there are some guys who have seen their team's fanbase whoop them up to the point that they're now expected to contribute to a point well beyond their draft slot and are now seeing a hopeful season ahead.

Let's take a look at the rookies who are expected to do the most for their teams this season, and figure out which ones are going to do the best to live up to those expectation as the season goes along.

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