Report Card Grades for the Biggest Reclamation Projects in the NBA

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Report Card Grades for the Biggest Reclamation Projects in the NBA
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The 2012-13 NBA season can easily be dubbed "The Year of Reclamation." So many players who were non-factors last year and thus not expected to do well this year have defied expectations to the delights of the fans. Of course, their teammates and coaches have appreciated their efforts as well.

Of course, some reclamation projects have not been proverbial slam dunks. Lamar Odom (pictured) had a horrible year for the Dallas Mavericks in 2012, but has shown little improvement since returning to the Los Angeles Clippers. Unlike guys like Jerry Stackhouse of the Brooklyn Nets and Rasheed Wallace of the New York Knicks, Odom has not really been in good form this season.

Then you have guys like Andrei Kirilenko, who has showed no signs of rust after spending a year away from the league. Players like him have been godsends for their team, and will continue to play well all season long.

In terms of how well each reclamation project has done thus far, the variety is borderline shocking. Players we thought would fail have surprised us, while others have left us gravely disappointed.

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