NBA Rookie Benchwarmers Who Should Have Stayed in School

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NBA Rookie Benchwarmers Who Should Have Stayed in School
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Robinson went fifth overall but isn't getting many minutes for the Kings.

To stay or not to stay.

With millions of dollars awaiting them in the pros and the option of leaving college after just one year at the minimum, so many of the best players enter the NBA Draft even when staying in school may be their best option.

What happens next to so many of those players is at least a year or two spent on the bench watching and hopefully for their teams' sake, learning.

It's an apprenticeship of sorts, a redshirt type situation, in which they go from being the main man to the 11th or 12th man with not too much certainty to when their moment in the professional sun will even arrive. 

Every year there are a handful of these rookies. Let's take a look at some who have had a tough time getting minutes through the first quarter of the 2012-2013 season.

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