Rookies often struggle to find their footing early in their careers. These first-year players need time to adjust to the hectic schedules, new schemes, and improved competition, but once these young, talented players become accustomed to the NBA game, the production (and fantasy value) is soon to follow.
Last year, we saw second-half breakouts from Kenneth Faired and Klay Thompson. In 2010-11, Greg Monroe was a walking double-double after the All-Star break, and now there appears to be a few candidates from the 2012-13 rookie class looking to finish the season strong.
As we discussed last week, Bradley Beal has turned up his play of late. The Wizards' rookie has gelled perfectly with John Wall, averaging 20.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.2 treys, and 1.2 steals over the past six games. Those pre-draft Ray Allen comparisons don't look too crazy now.
Dion Waiters is another rookie shooting guard who is starting to pick up his game. In his past You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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