10 NBA Players In Dire Need Of A Change Of Scenery

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Apr 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) and forward Kevin Love (42) at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Trouble in paradise. Conflict at home. Everything that glitters ain’t always gold. Things aren’t always how they seem.

Cliches and song lyrics aside, the NBA is an ecosystem with very delicate featured figures. This isn’t to say they aren’t mentally or physically strong, but instead to note that, for as great as a player may be, his surroundings often determine the extent of his success.

There aren’t too many exceptions to that rule.

As the offseason nears and trade scenarios are created, there are a number of different players who are in an uneasy situation. Some have teammates whose playing style conflicts with their own, while others are just in need of a fresh start.

Regardless of why it is, the following players are in dire need of a change of scenery.

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Tags: Arron Afflalo Carlos Boozer Carmelo Anthony Evan Turner Greg Monroe Kevin Love NBA Pau Gasol Ricky Rubio Russell Westbrook Tyreke Evans

  • trinity

    Westbrook takes too many shots. I remember a playoff game this season against the grizzlies I think. This guy went 10 for 31. This guy is a point guard playing next to the best scorer in the game. what the hell is he doing taking 31 shots? I don’t like the two of them together. Westbrook needs to stay in his place, and Kevin needs to man up and insist he stay in his place. KD is the best player in the league after LeBron, and he needs to lead his troops instead of following a guy who isn’t as talented as he is.

    • Maxwell Ogden

      I agree to an extent. Russell Westbrook may shoot too often, but he’s also one of the best players in the world. He needs the opportunity to grow without hearing, “Give the ball to Kevin Durant!” every time he shoots it.

      • trinity

        I see what you’re saying. I would probably be ok with his shot volume if he wasn’t playing with someone who was better than him. I’m all for them separating.

  • Nathan Giese

    You just want to burn Minnesota to the ground, don’t you?

    • Phil Watson

      He’s letting you guys keep Turiaf. Come on, be fair.

    • Maxwell Ogden

      I swear my motives are sincere. Truthfully, if Love is gone, I see no reason to move forward with a core that was supposed to be centered around him.