5 NBA Rookies Crumbling Under Pressure to Begin 2012-13 Season

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5 NBA Rookies Crumbling Under Pressure to Begin 2012-13 Season
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The 2012-13 NBA season is just a week old, and the rookie class is starting to take shape.  While Anthony Davis and Dion Waiters have made a solid adjustment to the professional level, others have struggled, and mightily.  To say that some rookies are cracking under the pressure is an understatement.

Take Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, for example.  He was taken third overall by the Washington Wizards and was expected to make an immediate impact as the team's starting shooting guard.  Now, instead of being the phenomenal athlete he was at the University of Florida, he has struggled immensely and been the exact opposite of what team management hoped he would be.

Granted, it's still early and some of the struggling rookies could turn it around, making fans forget their slow starts.

However, until these select rookies stop folding under pressure, their NBA careers may be over just as soon as they have begun.

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