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7 NBA Players Thriving in Increased Roles
Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The NBA season is still young as we are seeing some breakout stars who are not household names.  The biggest reason for these players’ breakouts is the increased minutes their enjoying due to injury or lack of production from the starter.

The player who received the biggest boost was James Harden, when he was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets.  He has been lighting it up since his arrival with no one to block his production.

The other six players on this list aren’t really household names.  Yes, they are recognizable, but they aren’t known for their consistent key production.

Now it is their time to shine and grab hold of this moment.  This is where they can really market themselves the next time they hit free agency.

Let’s take a closer look at these seven NBA players:

Stats used in this article were accurate as of November 16,  2012.

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