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Rookie Season Predictions for Each 2013 NBA Draft First-Round Pick
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Anthony Bennett will be one of the few immediate contributors in this draft class.

Now that we know which rookies will be playing where, it is time to predict which first-rounders will make the biggest impact in their first year.

The 2013 draft class is an idiosyncratic bunch that skews decidedly toward the weaker side. In David Stern's final draft as commissioner, he welcomed to the NBA an assortment of projects, guys with serious injury concerns and international players about to get stashed abroad for the time being.

Of the rooks who will suit up stateside, none is anything resembling a sure thing. Any team that gets solid production out of its first-round pick this season will be truly lucky for it.

That doesn't mean that these picks will never develop. Rather, it just means that they will face a longer learning curve than we're used to seeing from top prospects.

There is plenty of reason to hope that many members of the draft class of 2013 will pan out, but for now, let's keep expectations low.

Here are rookie season predictions for each of the 2013 NBA draft first-round picks.

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