2012 Rookie-Hype Team: 5 NBA Rookies Who Aren't Living Up to the Hype

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2012 Rookie-Hype Team: 5 NBA Rookies Who Aren't Living Up to the Hype
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There are busts in every professional sport. It's just the nature of hype and it's subsequent impact on professional sports.

Busts in the NBA mean a bit more though than any other professional sport, because every NBA team is only allotted two draft picks each year.

Messing up one of those two picks, especially when it's in the lottery portion of the draft, can hold a team back for years to come.

The players on this list certainly aren't busts by any stretch of the imagination. But they aren't living up to the hype that preceded their grand entrances into the NBA.

Ahead is a list of the 2012 NBA Rookie-Hype team. 

2012-13 per-game statistics are through Nov. 27, 2012. 

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