In the regular season, we saw a whole bunch of rookies play very well. However, in the 2012 NBA Playoffs, many of those rookies will be missing. The truth is that good rookies usually play for bad teams.
The said, there are still some very good rookies playing in this postseason. Let’s start with Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets. He’s a high quality bigman rookie with a bright future. Other rookies to keep an eye on include Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and Norris Cole of the Miami Heat.