The month of January this NBA season has had one major theme: turnarounds. In the blink of an eye, teams like the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and others have gone from being near the bottom of the playoff barrel to being on hot streaks. These teams have none other than some talented players to thank for this recent success, and fans can only hope that it continues.
The players helping these turnarounds are a unique type. They are not stars, nor are they necessarily x-factors. Rather, they are men who, if hot at the right time, can provide an excellent spark and carry the team to multiple victories.
One player that definitely sticks out in this group is Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets. He has been injured most of this season, but has recently proven how valuable he is when healthy. Be it via scoring or defense, he is not someone to be taken lightly.
His excellent play has the Nuggets back in action, and so will some other teams assuming their under-the-radar go-to guys can keep up the good work.