Pinpointing 5 Breakout Players for the 2012-2013 NBA Season

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Pinpointing 5 Breakout Players for the 2012-2013 NBA Season
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The NBA offseason holds the potential for glorious, glorious change. Contenders are made, players are moved, and coaches find new homes. Rookies are still relatively unknown commodities, injured players are slated to return, and the courting of free agents takes center stage. It's an environment that inspires hope for even the most dismal franchises, and thus lends optimism to all kinds of NBA ventures.

This makes it a perfect time to attempt to identify some of the players poised for a breakout season. A new year means new opportunities, and whether they were buried in the depth chart, just starting to find themselves, or traded to a new team, the five players showcased in the slides to come have a chance to reach new levels of NBA relevance in the upcoming campaign.

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