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Who is this season's Jeremy Lin? Five candidates to make a leap from the bottom of #NBArank standings

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As we learned last season, there's a good chance that several players will seemingly come out of nowhere and shock the basketball community. Who will do that next year? Josh Harrellson (free agent) NBArank: 403 Interestingly enough, Harrellson finds himself in a position similar to what Lin exeprienced last season for the Houston Rockets. Although Harrellson has proved he can play at an NBA level, the Rockets simply feature too many bodies ahead of him on the depth chart, and like Lin, Harrellson was the odd man out. There's a legitimate chance that the Rockets may be kicking themselves for this cut, as well. "Jorts" can play. But who will he play for? In a copycat league that just watched the small-ball and floor-spacing Miami Heat win the title, there should be a market for Harrellson's services. After all, 6-foot-10 big men who can shoot 3s and grab boards don't grow on trees. Among players who played 500 minutes last season, only Harrellson, Kevin Love and Ersan Ilyasova averaged at least nine rebounds and a 3-pointer every 36 minutes. Not bad company.
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