B/R Interview: Anthony Bennett, Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore Talk Rookie Seasons

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B/R Interview: Anthony Bennett, Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore Talk Rookie Seasons
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

A lot goes into an NBA rookie's preparation for their new life.

All of a sudden they're dealing with increased exposure and are held to different standards. They're thrust into the spotlight like never before, no matter who they are and where they've previously played.

Work is put in on the court, but a big part of this transition takes place outside of the game itself. 

Injured players need to put in rehab, and all of them must ready themselves for the situation they're entering, whether it be with a rebuilding team, playoff hopeful or title contender.

Bleacher Report caught up with Anthony Bennett, Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore at this year's rookie photo shoot and picked their brains about what life has been like since being drafted. They also discussed the future and their goals.

Noel's high-top fade may or may not have come up as well.

More than a month removed from the draft, the league's rooks are still taking it all in. From their new digs and teammates to their overall mindset, they're still learning how to traverse the path of an NBA player.

 

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