Found April 21, 2013 on TheProBasketballTalk:
It's common knowledge: Stars win in the playoffs. LeBron. Melo. Durant. Chris Paul. Tim Duncan. Dwight Howard. These big names bring ticket sales and (usually) wins where ever they go. Casual fans know them all on sight. But every team has a lesser known player who the fans gravitate to, who's every now and then busts out a move or two that electrifies the crowd, brings 'em to their feet with their hustle or flair, or even win you a game or 2. Here are the guys that I keep an eye on whenever they check in. Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers 8.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg Talk about a change of pace guard. Injuries shelved him for most of March, and Chris Paul missing time earlier this season showed that  maybe Bledsoe isn't quite ready for a starting role, but as a reserve, Bledsoe is simply explosive. What he lacks in finesse, he more than makes up for with top notch athleticism and a nonstop motor. consider this: EB is only listed as 6'1" yet ave...
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