Chosen Ones: Top Candidates for Rookie of the Year
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Take note of them now, because the 2012 rookie class seems to have all the makings of becoming one of the finest classes in recent memory. As early back as the summer of 2011 - almost a year and a half before they'd even play in the NBA - the young bucks who were to enter the league in the 2012-13 class were generating substantial hype. It's been almost a decade since a class entered the NBA with the potential as this one. Many of them could be on their way to great NBA careers, records, and even championships.

But which ones are going to be early bloomers? Who'll live up to their hype sooner rather than later? Here's my list of the young players most likely to win the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year Award
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