There are a few NBA rookies every year who make surprise contributions early on. A lot of that has to do with getting the opportunity.
Not all coaches are open to throwing their rookies into the fire—especially those picked later in the draft.
But much of the time, a player out of college just isn't ready physically, fundamentally or mentally.
And then there are those other guys.
The following rookies are a little more low profile, but that could change after this year. These rookies are ready to go, and have found themselves in favorable roster situations.