5 NBA Early-Season Studs Who Are Due for 2nd-Half Letdowns

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5 NBA Early-Season Studs Who Are Due for 2nd-Half Letdowns
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O.J. Mayo has been great for Dallas so far, but what will his role be when Dirk Nowitzki returns?

Early in the 2012 season, a handful of NBA players have been pleasant surprises for their respective teams.

Milwaukee power forward Larry Sanders has went from a largely unknown former first-round pick to being one of the league's most athletic and versatile big men. But even guys who have been great early in the season have the potential to have a second-half letdown.

On the other hand, some players who have enjoyed success while a star player is out of the lineup could be in for a decreased role when the team is finally at full strength.

Let's take a look at five NBA players who are likely due for second-half letdowns.

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