NBA Statistical Stocking Stuffers: Strike Gold, Not Coal This Holiday Season

December 23rd, 2010 by Leave a reply »
It starts somewhere.

Whether it’s an injury that creates an opening for a young blossoming star, or a trade that reopens the door for a savvy veteran—whatever the circumstance, it all culminates in an ascension to relevance.

Each year players appear from seemingly nowhere during the 82 game marathon who capture the fates of their teams and ultimately alter the complexion of the season.

Young and old, these players have quietly emerged as central figures and look to take their recent surges into the New Year.


Channing Frye—Phoenix Suns

Even after a dismal start, the hybrid forward is on track to have the best season of his career. Frye’s turnaround began on November 15th when the veteran big man was inserted into the starting rotation and since then, Frye has scored in double figures in all but one of those appearances.

A 6’11’’ center who shoots above 40 percent from three point land? That’s a gift to get excited about.


Mike Dunleavy—Indiana Pacers

Left for dead after Brandon Rush was granted a ...

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