Ranking the Top 10 NBA Rookies Making the Biggest Impact in 2012-13

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Ranking the Top 10 NBA Rookies Making the Biggest Impact in 2012-13
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Rookie guard Damian Lillard has impressed early, but is it for real?

We’re a nation dedicated to the next great thing.

We are a society destined for endless lines for that latest iPhone, the next Batman blockbuster or the hottest downtown restaurant.

So for hoops fans, it’s no surprise that the spotlight shines on the NBA’s rookie class, especially early in the season. It’s a blend of hype and hope; disappointment and dejection; boom and bust.

Early this season, there’s already a collection of rookies stepping into the league’s limelight, leaving early footprints that may lead to the glow of historic greatness, or perhaps a less lit road.

This is not a list about potential. These are the top 10 rookies making the greatest impact thus far in the infant stage of this season.

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