Late-Season Breakout Players Who Are NBA Fool's Gold

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Late-Season Breakout Players Who Are NBA Fool's Gold
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At the end of every NBA regular season, some players—usually those in contract years—come out of the woodwork to put up respectable numbers.

General managers around the league should not be fooled though. The stats these players put up in limited time are usually NBA fool’s gold.

Even though that’s often the case, breakout performers usually find a sucker to pay them a hefty contract when free agency rolls around.

Whether these players are putting up stats for a bad team, filling in for an injured teammate or a combination of the two, there’s reason to overlook their statistical breakouts due to their lack of past consistency.

 

Note: All statistics in this article are accurate as of April 6, 2013.

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