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2012 NBA Offseason: 5 NBA Players Who Will Thrive with Their New Teams
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Some big names have changed addresses thus far in this NBA offseason. That's not even including the inevitable trade of Dwight Howard, which may still happen before the next season tips off this fall.

Teams like the New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks have improved mightily over the last few weeks with some savvy moves. The Hornets, for instance, added forward Ryan Anderson, while bidding adieu to guys like Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza and Jarrett Jack.

The Raptors added point guard Kyle Lowry and signed former Knicks shooting guard Landry Fields to an offer sheet. There is also talk of Toronto doing away with veteran point guard Jose Calderon. The team also added one of the draft's best sleepers in Washington guard Terrence Ross.

While the Raptors and Hornets got younger, the Knicks brought in some elder statesmen to improve their team. Former Knicks center Marcus Camby will return to Madison Square Garden after a few stints in Denver, Portland and Houston. He'll be joined by another veteran familiar with the tri-state area in former Nets point guard Jason Kidd.

The question is, which players will be the most successful with their new teams?

I've narrowed the list to five, but there were some others that were worthy of honorable mention.

I like Boston's addition of shooting guard Jason Terry. He's nice insurance if Avery Bradley isn't ready for the beginning of the season following shoulder surgery, and he'll provide a spark off the bench once Bradley comes back.

Even though Phoenix overpaid him, I like the signing of former Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley, as well as returning Steve Nash's backup, Goran Dragic. If the Suns are successful in their pursuit of Memphis guard O.J. Mayo, Phoenix will be an exciting team to watch next season.  

The defending champs also made moves. Miami added to its second unit by signing sharpshooter Ray Allen away from Boston and picking up forward Rashard Lewis to be their backup "stretch 4."

As great as those moves were, these are the five players that will benefit the most from their new digs for the 2012-13 season.

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