No matter how incredible a young NBA star may be, he can experience a down season for a variety of reasons. Injuries, perception and lackluster performances may have held these 10 players down, but Eric Gordon and the other nine will all bounce back during the 2012-13 campaign.
To qualify as "young," the player must currently be 26 years old or younger. Two just barely meet the restriction, but the other eight pass with flying colors.
All of them will re-establish themselves by the end of the upcoming season, though.
Let's find out who they are.