One Unexpected Player on Every NBA Roster Who Must Step Up in 2012-13

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One Unexpected Player on Every NBA Roster Who Must Step Up in 2012-13
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Every NBA season it always seems that a few unexpected players emerge during the course of the grueling 82-game campaign, raising both their individual level of play and the play of their team. Last season, Jeremy Lin, Marcin Gortat and Nikola Pekovic all exceeded expectations, playing tremendous basketball and being integral in what success their teams had in 2011-2012.

No matter how talented a squad is, there is no denying the benefit of getting consistent contributions from an unlikely source. The emergence of a young player or the revitalization of a veteran can be enough to galvanize a ball club and turn around an entire season.

Even the strongest teams like Miami and Los Angeles would benefit from getting contributions from more than just their stars.

Although, obviously not every team is going to have a player break out and help carry the squad through next season, here is one player on each NBA team who both the fans and the organizations should hope steps up in 2012-2013.

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