It's a Long Season.
Before you annouce any rookie of the year winners or biggest busts of the 2012 draft, just let me put a few things into perspective for you.
1st. A hot start doesn't mean a hot finish. There is such a thing as a rookie wall. Remember Brandon Jennings?
At this point in Jenning's rookie year he was averaging 25.6 ppg on 54% shooting. Bandwagon jumpers were calling him a HOF lock...April rolls around and he's dropping 15.5 ppg on 37% shooting.
2. A slow start, doesn't mean someone is a bust. A guy I underestimated, the Manimal, Kenneth Faried, started off last season with a very humble 4.9 ppg 4.9 rpg clip through the first 8 games of the season. The same guy was at 10/7 by the end of the year and averaged a double/double during his first playoff performance.
Everyone's favorite 2nd rounder Isaiah Thomas was averaging 4.4 ppg last season, after the first 10 games.
There are dozens of more examples I could pull up, but put on your seat belts, enjoy the basketball season, but it's a long ride, especially for rookies.