NBA 2010-11: Five Rookies Who Could Be More Trouble Than They're Worth

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NBA 2010-11: Five Rookies Who Could Be More Trouble Than They're Worth
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Being an NBA rookie has its ups and downs.

As a player, your game is evaluated, projected, criticized, and torn apart.

As a person, your life is a constant background check.  You are constantly being watched, scrutinized, and fact checked for any improper contact with people.

And then you are drafted.

Suddenly you have gone from a college kid trying to make it to the big stage, to a millionaire attempting to fit into a new city.

Some rookies will have high expectations: franchise savior or the missing piece to a championship run.

Others will be projects, patiently waiting for their opportunity to show teammates what they have to offer.

Regardless of which category the rookie fits in, it seems there are always a few players that may end up bringing some sort of "baggage" to the table.

That baggage may be past personal issues, troubles with the law, or flaws in their game that they just won't accept.

Sometimes these problems make certain rookies more trouble than they are worth to NBA teams.

If the player provides too much of a distraction to the rest of the team, or ends up not performing, a team could get fed up with the player.

To make matters worse, if that player was a lottery pick, their problems could end up becoming more than just a depth chart issue.

Having a lottery pick with problems could set a team back for years in development while other rookie options flourish in the NBA.

With that said, I have created a list of five rookies that could end up being troublesome for their teams.

They may not be the "problem child" type, but current situations may end up putting them in that category.

As always...sit back, relax, and don't forget to throw in a few players of your own in the comment section!

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