NBA Playoffs Rookie Spotlight – Western Conference – With the final seedings for the 2014-15 NBA Playoffs set, it’s time to take a look at the players who will be getting their first taste of NBA post-season basketball. This piece will focus on NBA Rookies from the Western Conference. A previous post highlights the NBA Rookies from the Eastern Conference.

But first, some overall facts. There are a total of 13 rookies on the roster of Western Conference playoff teams. Of those, only one* has seen significant playing time and putting up decent numbers-per-game.  The New Orleans Pelicans are the only team in the conference without a rookie on the roster. Western Conference teams making the playoffs have three undrafted rookies, the Eastern Conference has zero. The Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets top the others teams in the number of rookies on their roster with four each.

James Michael McAdoo – Golden State Warriors
2014 – Undrafted
Key Cards: 2014-15 SPx UD Premier Patch Autos, 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Patch Autos
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Kyle Anderson – San Antonio Spurs
2014 – 1st Round, 30th Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Patch Autos
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CJ Wilcox – Los Angeles Clippers
2014 – 1st Round, 28th Round Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Panini Court Kings Art Nouveau Patches
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Jordan Adams – Memphis Grizzlies
2014 – 1st Round, 22nd Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard, 2014-15 Panini Paramount
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Tim Frazier – Portland Trailblazers
2014 – Undrafted
Key Cards: No cards to date.Tim_Frazier_2009
Russ Smith – Memphis Grizzlies
2014 – 2nd Round, 47th Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Gold Standard Autos and Patch Autos
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JaMychal Green – Memphis Grizzlies
2012 – Undrafted
Key Cards: 2008 Topps Auto, 2012-13 SP Authentic Auto
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Jarnell Stokes – Memphis Grizzlies
2014 – 2nd Round, 35th Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Panini Court Kings Art Nouveau Patches, 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Patch Autos
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Clint Capela – Houston Rockets
2014 – 1st Round, 25th Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 SP Authentic Flair Showcase Auto, 2014-15 Upper Deck SPx Die-Cut Autos
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Nick Johnson – Houston Rockets
2014 – 2nd Round, 42nd Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Panini Prizm Gold and Pulsar
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KJ McDaniels – Houston Rockets
2014 – 2nd Round, 32nd Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Patch Autos, 2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Autos
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Kostas Papanikolaou – Houston Rockets
2012 – 2nd Round, 48th Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Panini Court Kings Portraits
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Dwight Powell – Dallas Mavericks
2014 – 2nd Round, 45th Overall
Key Cards: 2014-15 Panini Prizm Autos, 2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Autos
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