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NBA Rookies Guaranteed to Explode onto the Scene Post All-Star Break
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As the NBA readies for All-Star Weekend in Houston, the progress reports are in for the 2012 rookie class.

In the immortalized words of former Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green, "They are who we thought they were."

The scouts had this draft pegged pretty correctly.

It's a good class, although its early legacy has been built more around its strength in numbers, over individual stardom. As scouts predicted, the class has already produced one star (Damian Lillard), even if it wasn't whom they had tabbed for greatness (No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Davis).

But its star production isn't done yet. The following players have all shown flashes of dominance early on, and a half-season of NBA hoops has put them in perfect position to shine down the stretch.

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