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Top 10 Comeback Players For This NBA Season

Comeback players generally pertain to players that had a terrible year last year, but are due for a monstrous season up ahead. This is not an award for the Most Improved Player of the year, but an award for players that had an anomaly of a season last year, yet are poised to make a dramatic improvement this up and coming season.

Comebacks are hard to make in the NBA. Sometimes players are coming back from a season ending injury, at other times they were traded to a team and coach that did not want to play them, and there are even times when players just lose focus and desire because they finally earned the contract that they were seeking. Regardless of what the case may be, there are a plethora of reasons why a player may have had a down year.

But good players do not stay down for long. Sometimes all they need is a change of scenery or maybe a new head coach that knows how to properly utilize them. Or maybe they just need to shed some weight because they are getting older now and their metabolism is slowing down. The point is, players are able to comeback and return to their old form. We saw this with Tim Duncan two seasons ago when he made the first team All NBA. Most experts thought that Duncan was a shell of himself over five years ago, but with some proper dieting and a slight change in his offensive game, Duncan was back on the first team once again. This is a list of the top 10 candidates likely to make a comeback this up and coming season.

10 Larry Sanders

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9 Anderson Varejao

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8 Josh Smith

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7 Jeremy Lin

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6 Rajon Rondo

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5 Roy Hibbert

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4 Omer Asik

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3 Dwyane Wade

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2 Kobe Bryant

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1 Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose has already proven to everyone in the basketball world that he is back. Rose is playing on the US team this summer and he looks like his old self. The explosion is there, the dribble penetration is there, and he even looks like he put on some muscle. Rose has encountered more criticism the past two years than he has in his entire career, for being injury prone or even selfish in not returning to the court sooner than he could have. His teammates and coach, however, were always supportive of every decision that the former MVP made. And this year, you can bet that he will improve upon all of his career lows from last year. Last season he only played ten games and averaged 15.9 points per game and 4.3 assists per game. Based on how he looks right now, do not be surprised if those numbers are almost double this up and coming regular season.

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