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There were dozens of moves made over the NBA offseason, and a third of the way through the 2021-22 campaign, some have proven to be more impactful than others. There's still a lot of time left in the season, but the sample size up to this point is at least big enough to evaluate fairly. 

With that said, here's a look at five players who are thriving the most on new teams so far this season. 

DeMar DeRozan
CHI • SF • 11
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After nine memorable seasons with the Raptors in Toronto, DeMar DeRozan became somewhat of a forgotten man during his three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. Now back in the spotlight on a talented Bulls team, DeRozan is shining again.

On the season, DeRozan is averaging 26.4 points per game, which is good for sixth in the entire NBA. It's also the second-highest total of his career -- he averaged 27.3 during the 2016-17 season. In addition to putting up points, DeRozan is also averaging 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per performance. As a result of his productive play, DeRozan has found himself mentioned in the MVP conversation early this season, and rightfully so. He's a big part of the reason why the Bulls are in the midst of a resurgent campaign.  

Kyle Lowry
MIA • PG • 7
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As many expected, Kyle Lowry has proven to be a perfect fit in Miami's system this season alongside Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Lowry's numbers aren't super flashy -- 13.8 points, 8.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game -- but he's provided the Heat with the steady, veteran leadership from the point guard spot that the team sorely needed. 

Lowry's true value to the team probably won't be realized until the postseason, but in the meantime he looks like one of the best additions of the offseason. 

Patty Mills
BKN • PG • 8
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On paper, Patty Mills was a perfect fit in Brooklyn alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden. Even still, he has exceeded virtually all expectations this season. Splitting time between starting in Kyrie Irving's absence and coming off of the bench, Mills is playing a career-high 29.1 minutes per game for the Nets this season. 

Given this increased opportunity, it's not super surprising that Mills is also averaging a career high in points per game (12.7), while shooting 44 percent from long range. Just like he creates space for Durant and Harden, they do the same for him. It's a reciprocal relationship, and Mills' ability to generate that space has made him very valuable to Brooklyn.  

Alex Caruso
CHI • SG • 6
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DeRozan isn't the only fresh face in Chicago who's been having a major impact on the Bulls' success this season. Alex Caruso has also helped set the tone for the team on both ends of the floor. He's not starting, but Caruso is still averaging a career-high 28.5 minutes per game with the Bulls this season, and he's making the most of his minutes. 

In addition to scoring 8.4 points per performance, the former Los Angeles Lakers reserve is also adding career highs in assists (4.1) and rebounds (3.6) per game. He's also leading the entire NBA with 2.2 steals per game, and those steals help to generate transition opportunities for the Bulls, who have a top-10 defense this season. Caruso wasn't the flashiest signing of the offseason, but he has proven to be one of the more impactful. 

Kyle Kuzma
WAS • PF • 33
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Kyle Kuzma, whom the Wizards acquired in the trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Lakers, is doing a little bit of everything for Washington this season. He's leading the team in rebounds per game (8.3), is third in scoring (13.4) and third in assists (2.9). Plus he knocked down this game winner against the Detroit Pistons earlier this month:

Kuzma is a multi-faceted forward, and he's been able to tap into that in Washington so far this season. Obviously the production needs to be maintained over the course of the season, but the early returns have been promising. 

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