6 NBA Players Being Misused by Their Teams

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6 NBA Players Being Misused by Their Teams
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Some NBA players overachieve and benefit from being apart of the right system, while other players completely underachieve due to the fact that they're misused by their organizations.

In the 2012-13 NBA season, certain figures are being blatantly misused, and it's time for their coaches to do some reevaluating. These misused players need a stable role to develop, and it needs to develop soon.

This development, from a player lacking definition to one finding their niche, has certainly happened in the past and is even taking place right now.

For instance, J.R Smith has established a steady role this season with the New York Knicks, but he's previously gone through periods in which he looks lost.

Jamal Crawford is another example of a player who has found his niche this season with the surging Los Angeles Clippers, but his offensive production hasn't been best utilized in the past (such as last season with the Portland Trail Blazers).

Such players are capable of hitting their stride and generating production if they're used in the right way. The players listed here fall into this category, but as of now they're either playing out of position, functioning in the wrong role or perhaps not getting enough playing time in general.

If the coaches of these players don't soon figure out how to use these talents, then maybe a change of scenery is a must for these potentially potent threats.

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