NBA rookies can often provide a new hope for a maligned fan base or organization.
LeBron James changed the fortunes of the Cleveland Cavaliers when the team selected him No. 1 overall in the 2003 draft. Blake Griffin changed the complexion of Clipper Nation when the Los Angeles Clippers took him No. 1 in the 2009 draft.
Yet for every bona fide superstar that is taken, there is a rookie that is not ready for the pressure and scrutiny of becoming a professional basketball player.
From weight problems to anxiety disorders, some basketball prodigies have trouble finding their game in the pros.
Here are the five rookies that are already showing some warning signs.
*Statistics used in this article were accurate as of November 22nd, 2012.*