NBA Players Making the Most of Their New Roles

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NBA Players Making the Most of Their New Roles
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In the NBA there are a lot of players who are dead-set in the roles they play, and when they go outside of their normalized roles, they have a tendency to regress or just flat-out fall apart without warning.

This year we've got a team that has been built around taking players and giving them completely new roles, and they've seen some mixed results.

The Houston Rockets have taken James Harden and made him a number one option, put a lot of chickens in Jeremy Lin's basket, turned Omer Asik into their starting center and given Chandler Parsons a vote of confidence at small forward.

So far they've seen Lin struggle to be the point guard this team needs, while the other three seem to be working out well.

Houston isn't the only team experimenting with guys in new roles, however, as a handful of players throughout the league are playing a different game than they played last season.

Some have done well, others—well they haven't.

Let's take a look at some of the guys who have looked the best in their new roles this season and see whether or not they'll continue to succeed on into the rest of the season.

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