Predicting Breakout Offensive Weapons in the 2014 NBA Playoffs

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Predicting Breakout Offensive Weapons in the 2014 NBA Playoffs
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Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson is in the NBA for quick-strike offensive explosions at a moment’s notice. But during last year’s playoffs, Robinson—then a point guard for the Chicago Bulls—took his game to a completely different level.

In the first round, he ripped the steering wheel away from the Brooklyn Nets and completely dominated the series. Then, Robinson led Chicago to a shocking Game 1 victory against the defending champion Miami Heat. We all knew he could score, but nobody expected Robinson to be one of the postseason’s most deadly weapons.

Here are five players who could potentially fill Robinson’s shoes this year. Guys who can swing a playoff game by scoring rapidly in a myriad ways. They’re ranked on the probability they break out and give their teams even more production than should reasonably be expected.

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