8 Surprise Starters Who Have Caught on This Season

December 17th, 2015 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

NBA prognosticators have a wealth of available tools to help make educated guesses about what's coming next.

But anyone who follows the sport understands that the basketball gods have a thing for unpredictability. Not every narrative has a logical rhyme or reason behind it.

Take the upcoming eight players, for instance. Each entered the 2015-16 campaign either locked in a battle for a starting spot or seemingly without a chance to land such a gig.

Some had yet to prove themselves on this stage. Some looked like their best days were behind them. Others appeared to have both their present and future tied to a supportive reserve role.

And somehow, all of them have spent the season exceeding expectations, while forcing their way into the opening lineup and giving their respective clubs an unexpected boost.


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