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Dirk Nowitzki and  4 Other Veterans Guaranteed to Return to Form
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Ask most NBA pundits and they will tell you that they expect the eventual NBA Champions to  be either the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls or Oklahoma City Thunder.

That's hard to argue since those teams seem to be immune to the struggles that most teams have had with this crazy condensed schedule. They have been able to excel because they have young legs that can play three nights in row with no problem.

On the other side of the coin, there are veteran players who have had problems acclimating to a season in which the games are coming fast and furious with a minimal amount of practice time in between.

Their teams are squarely in the middle of the playoff hunt, and these veterans need to get back to what they are capable of. By playoff time, I guarantee these five veteran players will have hit their stride and will carry their teams into the postseason.

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