5 NBA Players Who Are Outplaying the Starters Ahead of Them

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5 NBA Players Who Are Outplaying the Starters Ahead of Them
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Earning a starting position in the NBA takes a lot of skill and effort, but it also takes the ability to outplay the competition on your own team.  In order to break through as a starter, the challenger or backup has to really outperform his competition to get noticed.

This season in the NBA, the trend has continued as some of the younger players are knocking on the old guard’s door and some older players are having a major resurgence. 

There is also the sixth man component where some players play a lot better off the bench and are more comfortable with that role.

In any case, here are the top five players that are outplaying the starters ahead of them.

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