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Who Is The NBA Comeback Player Of The Year?

Updated 7 Jan 2020 2.2k votes 338 voters 5.2k views10 items

List RulesVote up the players who are having the best bounce-back season.

There is no award for NBA Comeback Player of the Year like there is in the NFL, but that doesn't mean there aren't players in the NBA making their mark after a down year. Maybe they missed the previous season due to injury or a contract dispute, or maybe they just lost their way and looked to be out of the league. These are the players who deserve to be recognized for returning from the brink and proving they still have what it takes to compete at basketball's highest level.

Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis missed the entire 2018-2019 season after tearing his ACL the previous year, but he has returned to the floor in the 2019-2020 season as a star and a key partner for point guard Luka Doncic. Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony may be the poster child for Comeback Player of the Year after he was all but out of the league in 2019. Anthony signed midseason this year with the Portland Trail Blazers and made an immediate impact as one of the feel-good stories of the season.

So who should be named the 2019-20 NBA Comeback Player of the Year? Who has had the most remarkable bounce-back season in pro basketball? Vote up the players who are showing they still have the talent and the drive to recover from an off year or a devastating injury and leave their mark on the 2020 season.

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