When No. 1 pick Anthony Davis has been on the court for the New Orleans Hornets, he has been exciting to watch. The problem is, he has had trouble getting there, playing in just eight of 21 games thus far.
As far as the excitement factor for the rest of the 2012 class, it's been extremely underwhelming. The struggles of Wizards SG Bradley Beal have been covered, and worthy of praise is No. 2 overall pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's all-around stellar play.
But other than the Kentucky one-and-done's, there is much left to be desired from the rest of the lottery.
Some highly touted players are saddled on poor teams—Dion Waiters, Thomas Robinson, Terrence Ross and Austin Rivers—so let's start from the bottom.
John Henson to the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 14: The former UNC standout has logged 11.4 minutes so far, including 10 total in his last four outings.
How about Kendall Marshall, Henson's teammate, who went one spot before to the Phoenix Suns and was viewed as the eventual replacement to longtime star PG Steve Nash? Marshall has barely played at all, averaging 5.7 minutes a night and failing to crack the rotation as of yet.
UConn's supremely athletic, sharp-shooting swingman Jeremy Lamb was selected by the Houston Rockets at No. 12. After being shipped to Oklahoma City in the James Harden trade, Lamb has been sent to the D-League.
Meyers Leonard at No. 11 hasn't been a disaster for the Trail Blazers, but he hasn't been all that spectacular.
Ironically, three of the most-questioned players in Leonard's teammate Damian Lillard, Pistons C Andre Drummond and Harrison Barnes of the Warriors are the best of the rest of this year's lottery.
It's safe to say this class is off to a slow start.