The NBA can be a vicious place to call home.
The league is just as quick to embrace you as a future star as they are to write you off as finished after one below-standards season.
As is life for an athlete whose 82-game season is defined by statistics and an ability to lead their respective team to the postseason.
Contrary to popular belief, a failure to find success during one NBA season does not mean that failure is inevitable. There are players who can overcome a year of shortcomings by rediscovering their motivation and becoming a better player than they had ever been before.
The following 10 slides will shed light on just who could fit that bill this coming season.
Some players will be former All-Stars who have lost their way. Others will be young players who have yet to progress in the way that many had projected them to.
One way or another, these 10 players are poised to shock the world.
So who should we anticipate?