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5 NBA Players Who Need More Playing Time
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Every young player in the NBA wants more playing time. Not only is it a prerequisite to becoming rich beyond your wildest dreams, but it is the first true sign that you truly belong in the world's best basketball league.

But who actually deserves more minutes? Whose play has been so good that it demands the coach take notice?

In reality, it's often more complicated than that.

Situations usually dictate roles, and the timing needs to be right. Just ask Colin Kaepernick.

For many, the players getting more minutes are just better than they are. For others, the financial investment the team has made in others means they just have to wait their turn. Some have just wound up in their coach's doghouse with no exit in sight.

Whether due to their situation, their talent or their production, the following five players should be on the court more in the weeks to come.

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