6 NBA Rookies Who Are Starting to Get Their Bearings

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6 NBA Rookies Who Are Starting to Get Their Bearings
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The 2013 NBA draft class has been short on surprises.

Anthony Bennett was a giant gamble as the first pick. Victor Oladipo has been incredibly easy to cheer for and even more enjoyable to watch. Michael Carter-Williams' star has easily shined the brightest, but he always had an intriguing mix of talent and opportunity with the rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers.

The season hasn't taught us a lot that we didn't already know, which is unfortunate considering just how poorly regarded this crop of first-timers was viewed before its debut.

However, that narrative is starting to change.

Slowly but surely, this class is beginning to show some signs of life. The star power isn't great, but this wide-eyed batch just might have more NBA talent than we first realized.

Between the lengthened schedule, heightened competition and increased tempo, the Association can be brutally unkind to green youngsters. Nearly three months into the season, though, these six rookies appear to be finding their rhythm.


Unless otherwise noted, statistics used courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com and NBA.com.

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