Players who needed a change of scenery/teams that thrived
Sometimes, players that switch teams ende up faring worlds better than their previous one.
What are some instances of 'player goes from Team A to Team B, thrives and plays better on Team B than he did with Team A'.
One example I had:
Grant Hill- Missed a lot of games with injuries in Orlando, but has been healthier (and productive) in Phoenix. In 2001-02, he played just 14 games for the Magic. In his first 4 seasons with the Suns, he missed 14 games combined! (Let's not forget he played in a majority of games when he was with Detroit)
Re: Players who needed a change of scenery/teams that thrived
Are you asking for an example?
I'd say one of the greatest examples of all-time has to be Jermaine O'Neal going from Portland to Indiana. He went from a garbage time player to an instant all-star. Too lazy to look it up but didn't he also win MIP?
For a current player, even though he fits the system, I believe James Harden can do bigger things as a first option type player. Kinda like how Joe Johnson transitioned, but better.