Not all NBA players are showered with dizzying praise.
Resident superstars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant (though not of his own accord) are given their due over and over (and over). Less established talents—rookies like Michael Carter-Williams—can also receive recognition for their in-season exploits.
But that doesn't mean a player has to grab headlines to have incredible upside.
Between obscurity and fame lies a place called "relatively unseen."
Inhabiting those quarters are players who aren't unknown, but remain rarely acknowledged. They produce and play hard, and can be integral parts of their team's success, yet they fly under the radar, seldom receiving the attention they may currently or soon deserve.
Some players are destined to stay there for entire seasons; others even longer. A select few, however, are meant to bust out, finding their place among those more widely known and better appreciated.