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NBA Rookie Stock Watch: Breaking Down the Top 10 After Opening Week
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During the first week of their NBA lives, the league's top rookies turned in performances that were all over the map.

That's to be expected; summer league and preseason contests are a far cry from honest-to-goodness regular-season action. And while it's important to keep in mind that we've only seen the first faltering steps of these NBA infants' careers, there was still plenty to learn.

A few highly touted names failed to deliver when the lights got brighter, while others provided a predictable mixture of ups and down. In some cases, though, we might have seen the first hints of stardom in waiting.

Anthony Bennett's putrid shooting (he still hasn't made an NBA field goal) resulted in the No. 1 overall pick slipping out of the rankings after just three games. And Tim Hardaway Jr.'s lone decent contest against the Chicago Bulls wasn't enough to erase the two ugly ones that came before and after it.

The New York Knicks rookie will work his way back into the top 10 eventually, but Bennett hasn't shown anything to suggest he'll do the same.

Let's see who else jumped around the rankings in this week's rookie stock watch.

 

*All statistics via Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise indicated.

**All statistics accurate through games played Nov. 3, 2013.

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