The 2012-13 NBA All-Star break provides us with a perfect opportunity to reevaluate the impact rookies from across the league this season and update the grade book.
Some finished off their first NBA "semester" with sensational performances, while others limped to the break with signs of hitting the rookie wall. The length of the pro season can often expose certain novices.
However, some previously underestimated rookies may get noticed or valued midway through the year. Such is the case for a couple of 2012-13's impact rookies.
Time to get the red pen out and break down the NBA's best newcomers.
*An "impact rookie" is a player who is averaging at least 17 minutes per game in 2012-13 or 20-plus minutes per game in February. Andre Drummond was not included in this slideshow due to his back injury.