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Ten NBA Players Who’d Excel Under Don Nelson

By 11.25.08
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Jamal Crawford is making his debut in Golden State tonight, and is itching to prove that he’s not going to spend his whole career on a losing team. Crawford is justifiably excited about the new opportunity – not just because he won’t have to hear about the arrival of LeBron James in New York every day. Don Nelson seems to have knack for bringing the best out of guys who love to jack – so maybe this will be a good fit for ‘Mal.

Aside from Crawford, who are ten other guys in the League who would really excel under Nellie?

The criteria is fairly simple in my mind. You have to be able to run the floor, and you have to be able to shoot. Cockiness is required. And playing D is an added, but unnecessary bonus.

* Kevin Martin
* Ben Gordon
* Gilbert Arenas
* Kevin Durant
* Mike Miller
* Aaron Brooks
* Shawn Marion
* Michael Redd
* Jason Kapono
* Steve Nash

What ten guys do you think would excel under Nellie?


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