Ranking the NBA's Worst Rookie Busts of the 2012-13 Season

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Ranking the NBA's Worst Rookie Busts of the 2012-13 Season
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Austin Rivers, pictured with Anthony Davis, has had a rough start to his rookie season.

A lot of the young fellas (see: Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond) make this look easy.

Realistically, though, the life of a rookie in the NBA is harsh.

Moving closer to All-Star Weekend, it's becoming clearer which 2012 lottery picks have been early disappointments.

Perspective is everything in a league that requires growth, especially for young players. While it's still too early to label any of these rookies busts just yet, it's possible to determine which guys have been busts thus far.

The following top rookies have all been disappointments.

 

Note: All stats accurate as of December 31, 2012

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