5 Biggest Projects in the 2012-2013 NBA Rookie Class

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5 Biggest Projects in the 2012-2013 NBA Rookie Class
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Bradley Beal and Austin Rivers are still far away from being the players they are destined to become.

This just in: NBA rookies are works in progress!

OK, so maybe it's not a shocker, but NBA fans do tend to be prisoners of the moment. 

It only takes one bad month for people to start labeling a kid who is under the legal drinking age as a bust.

Conversely, a few good showings (even in limited minutes) by a player has fans drawing comparisons to current All-Stars or even Hall of Famers of the same position.

We won't know if our enlightened conclusions are correct for several years at least. Let's learn to take a step back and let players learn the NBA game.

I'll kick off the renaissance today by discussing five guys who have gotten off to slow starts but still have brighter days ahead of them in this league.

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