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What does opportunity mean in the NBA? With all of the talk of Jeremy Lin I want to know: Who do you think could thrive given the playing time? Everybody in the NBA has a certain potential situation that could bring out his best. Who are some guys YOU think could show up and give us massive numbers, if not winning numbers, if thrown into the right situation? Who is the player, and what sort of situation does he need?
 

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A clear case of this for several years in my mind is Jason Thompson out in Sacramento. If this guy was the 5th starter on a team like the Spurs, he would be a perfect fit. If he replaced DeAndre Jordan in the Clippers line-up, I think they would instantly get better.
 

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corey brewer is doing it this year but i always thought he would be a great swingman for most teams if given the chance. guy plays great D and endless energy. his offense really improved a lot since his early timberwolves days. would be perfect if he were to replace thabo on thunder's roster.
 

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Brewer is a good choice. Seems to have come a long way from the offensively inept wing in Minnesota.

I'll add Jordan Hill to the list. I think he could be an 11/9 sorta center if he could get off the pine behind Dwight/Pau in Laker land.

I think Jerryd Bayless could be a decent starter/6mth man if he was given 30 minutes a night, but he's not really 'pure point' enough to get it.

Call me crazy, but even Jimmer looks like he could put up numbers in a better situation than Sacramento.
 

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I disagree on Jerryd Bayless. I have given up on him almost completely. I don't think he has a future in this league.
 

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He averaged 11/2/4 in 22 minutes for Toronto last year. He has been poor for Memphis so far, but I think in the right situation he could do OK.
 

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I think OJ Mayo in Dallas is a good example of this right now.
 

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I think OJ Mayo in Dallas is a good example of this right now.
Perfect example this season. Also, a change of scenery did wonders for AK-47.
 

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OJ Mayo is a great example, Basel. That's actually who I had in mind when I was reading through this thread. Bledsoe is a good one too.

You know who is the ultimate "different situation" guy, Manu. It would have been very interesting to see him as the alpha dog on a team somewhere between 2005 and a few years ago.
 

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I'd like to see him on the spurs on in D'Antoni's system.
He has every opportunity in the world right now. His team is basically asking him to be a chucker
 

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