Huge NBA Talents Wasting Away on the Bench

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Huge NBA Talents Wasting Away on the Bench
Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Some of the best NBA stories come from players who ride the bench for a season, or even their whole career, only to eventually work their way into the starting lineup and become a break-out star.

With only so many minutes to be played, setting a solid rotation can lead to some tough decisions by head coaches, and often leaves several talented players left on the outside looking in.  Whether it's because they're young and inexperienced or because they've just never really had a chance to prove themselves, some players never see the light of day.

Therefore, I have compiled a list of current NBA players who may not be getting all the playing time they deserve and that are capable of becoming significant contributors to their team, even if their coaches don't know it yet. With that being said, let's take a look at five players with great potential who are wasting away on the benches.

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