Throughout the NBA, players are chomping at the bit for a chance to show what they can do. However, there is only so much playing time to go around, and these select few find themselves wallowing at the end of the bench.
Hopefully, that will change with the new year approaching. After scouring every roster, I have compiled a list of seven players who deserve greater opportunities in 2014.
Whether it's because they could help fill a particular need or they could use the extra burn to further their professional growth, a case will be made for every member of this select group.
I've even given the group its own name: The Seldom-Used Seven (or The Mop-Up Mod Squad, whichever you prefer). All of these players are currently averaging less than 14 minutes per game (or about 3.5 minutes per quarter).
As always, reader participation is encouraged. If there are any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to make yourself heard in the comment section.