5 NBA Rookies Who Are Proving Draft Experts Wrong

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5 NBA Rookies Who Are Proving Draft Experts Wrong
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Damian Lillard has been a monster so far in his rookie season.

People are always ready to label draft prospects as "sleepers" or "busts" before they even set foot on the court.

But with the league now being through about one-third of the regular season, some conclusions can be drawn as to whether players were picked where they were supposed to be or whether they've outplayed their draft stock.

Some players have surpassed expectations this year. Portland's Damian Lillard was selected with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft, and he's been sensational so far this season as the front-runner for NBA Rookie of the Year.

On the other hand, there are players that have spent more time in the D-League than in an actual NBA arena.

Let's take a look at five players that are proving expects wrong, for better or worse, from this 2012 NBA draft class.

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