The NBA lockout is an incredible hindrance for every one of the league's players, especially the incoming rookies.
While the lockout prevents every player from progressing in their career, it delays newcomers from beginning theirs. The first season is a crucial year for every player, as it sets the tone for their future.
Rookie seasons are a time for players to develop and adapt to their new surroundings and level of competition. The longer this lockout persists, the less time rookies have to prove themselves, unless they are remaining overseas.
Every player, from the bottom of the draft board all the way to the top, needs a season, whether in the states or overseas, as each has at least one aspect of their game that needs improving.
Let's take a look at one facet of each first-round draft pick's game that needs to be worked on.