The typical NBA career entails a fairly predictable trajectory: years of steady improvement—peppered, perhaps, with the occasional leap in talent tiers—followed by inevitable decline.
Sometimes, however, a proven or otherwise promising player is beset by an off year or two. Be the culprit coaching, chemistry or sheer rotational politics, such statistical dips are less a hint of an inevitable regression and more an indication of a freakish fluke in an otherwise solid resume.
Last season was, of course, no exception.
So which NBA players have the best shot at rebounding from a year or two of flat-lined productivity and starting anew up the NBA ladder?
We have nine of them specifically in mind. And no, one of them isn’t Darko Milicic.
To qualify for this here list, players must have logged a minimum of 20 games last season (sorry, Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant) and have been full-time starters, or, at the very least, proven sixth or seventh men with plenty o' playing time beneath their belts.
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