Now that the 2012-13 NBA season is a few months in, the rookie landscape is starting to take shape. After being drafted over the summer, some recently drafted youngsters have adjusted well to the professional level. Guys like Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard have captured the fans' hearts as a result.
Other rookies, however, have yet to break out of their shell.
As is the case with every NBA draft class, some rookies just don't have what it takes to compete in the league from the get-go.
Take Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Hornets, for example. He was a fine shooter at Duke, but has yet to produce the same consistency as a professional. Similarly, larger forwards who were explosive in college or overseas have yet to find the same firepower in the NBA.
Not surprisingly, fans are starting to get impatient when it comes to waiting for these players to start playing like All-Stars.