In two seasons, Tayshaun Prince has gone from afterthought to the third-best shooter of the 2004 playoffs.
In a series featuring Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony, Voshon Lenard has been lost in the shuffle.
The presence of Chris Webber in the paint has stymied the passing games of Vlade Divac and Brad Miller.
While the Nuggets have improved with Carmelo Anthony, the Warriors have regressed without last season's top scorers.
If LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony were picked as all-stars, more deserving players would have been snubbed.
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Nene Hilario has worked hard to improve his game, and he's not getting as many touches as he thinks he deserves.
Despite a league-wide emphasis on size, a smaller player such as Earl Boykins can still find success.
The first pro head-to-head matchup between LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony is even bigger than everybody thinks.
Darko Milicic, who supposedly had more upside than anyone in the draft, was nowhere to be found on opening night.
LeBron, Darko and Carmelo have gotten a lot of hype, but very few players make a lot of noise in year one.
Lebron James might receive most of the attention, but Carmelo Anthony figures to score more points.
Recent history shows the top players selected in the draft are unlikely to play their entire careers in the same city.