Under-the-Radar NBA Rookies You Need to Know

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Under-the-Radar NBA Rookies You Need to Know
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While Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis soak up most of the 2012-13 NBA rookie spotlight, there's a group of lesser-known newcomers who are positive additions to their clubs and are on track for successful careers.

Every year, we tend to keep a close eye on the top 10 picks and the lottery selections, but there are some late second-round and undrafted 2012 rookies who are giving their teams great value.

The key for any first-year pro is to give maximum effort and minimal mistakes within the role they've been assigned.

Some of the less-heralded or less-athletic players don't dominate the game, but they work to give their teams what's needed while the stars are on the bench.


Statistics gathered from Basketball-Reference and NBA.com, accurate as of 1/7/13.

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