Rookie Watch: Top storylines

Who will be the best rook this season? Biggest second-round surprise?

Originally Published: October 25, 2012
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Anthony DavisLayne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty ImagesAnthony Davis will make an impact on defense this season, but what will we see from him on offense?

A veteran NBA player can expect every season to be like a roller-coaster ride, full of ups and downs with drama and thrills mixed in. But NBA rookies can expect a more traumatic experience, closer probably to a "jump from space" than anything because it's going to feel like the speed of the season and the games are at a breathtaking pace.