Here are three prominent players who may also struggle to adapt under their new coaches:
EDDY CURRY, C, Knicks
Mike D'Antoni likes his players versatile and fit. Curry (right) is one-dimensional and arrived in training camp the size of a Hummer, despite knowing his new coach's preferences. He was a DNP-CD in New York's first two games.
RAYMOND FELTON, G,
Charlotte drafted another point, D.J. Augustin of Texas, in June—presumably with the blessing of Larry Brown. Felton's shooting continues to be abysmal, and because he's in the last year of his contract, he will have to wow the demanding Brown to hold off Augustin.
GRANT HILL, F, Suns
After starting 68 games last season, Hill lost his spot to Matt Barnes (who is eight years younger and tougher defensively) and at week's end had seen his minutes cut by 11.2 per game under Terry Porter.