Rookie Watch: Norris Cole No. 1

Here's how some of the top members of the rookie class looked in their NBA debuts

Originally Published: December 29, 2011
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Norris Cole Steve Mitchell/US PresswireHot start: Miami Heat rook Norris Cole sizzled in his second pro game with clutch shots against Boston.

With no summer league and a shortened training camp/preseason schedule, this season's rookies are faced with tougher challenges compared to most classes. But don't expect any sympathy. Either they make progress and build trust from their coaches, or they lose minutes and fall out of the rotation or go to the D-League. With just a few games under their belts, here's what I've seen from some of the members of this year's class.