To merely refer to the 2011-12 NBA season as "unconventional" wouldn't nearly capture all of the strange occurrences that we've seen so far. But with more than half of the season in the books, we pretty much know what to expect for the rest of the year.
Or do we?
These final two months before the playoffs will be quite different for a number of players. There are some who will finally find their groove now that they've carved out a spot in their team's rotation. On the other hand, there are those that benefited from an easy early-season schedule who will find a rough go of it over the final six weeks.
Let's take a look at a few players whose second-half performances will be a marked departure from their play during the first two months of the season.