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Starballer
07-18-2010, 09:22 PM
This is not just a question of who will be most improved this is a question of who will live up to their potential and really prove to be one of the better players in the league next season.

Andrew Bogut and Brendan Haywood (all likeliness he's not going to repeat that performance) of last season is a great example of this.

I am going to say Tyrus Thomas on this. He's long, athletic, a plus defender and has a ton of potential.

Who do you guys got?

Young2Kinsler
07-18-2010, 09:26 PM
People have been saying Thomas would breakout for seasons. As for your comment on Haywood, he will put up an even better season getting full time minutes this year.

Raptor-54
07-18-2010, 09:28 PM
Bargnani !

IDB Josh M
07-18-2010, 09:28 PM
If his knees don't explode, Bynum.

Duddy
07-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Beasley

Jack of Blades
07-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Beaubois.

Starballer
07-18-2010, 09:31 PM
People have been saying Thomas would breakout for seasons. As for your comment on Haywood, he will put up an even better season getting full time minutes this year.

he has been getting full time starting minutes since the day he entered the NBA. You have to admit he had a break out season that also happened to be his contract year. Smells a little fishy and if he wasn't a Mav you'd likely see in the same way (like the rest of the league) but I'll give you a pass. Time will tell.

FNM BOY
07-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Jrue Holliday...Sleeper :rolleyes:

plpfctn
07-18-2010, 09:35 PM
westbrook, eric gordon, ty lawson

GSW Hoops
07-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Anthony Randolph on the Knicks.

Or Greg Oden.

justinnum1
07-18-2010, 09:38 PM
Definitely Beasley

faridk89
07-18-2010, 09:38 PM
Bargnani because with bosh gone he's the main guy

Gators123
07-18-2010, 09:39 PM
Rodney Stuckey

omdigga
07-18-2010, 09:39 PM
danilo gallinari..

Gene2420
07-18-2010, 09:40 PM
Adam Morrisson

lavilevi23
07-18-2010, 09:42 PM
Michael Beasley.

hockeypro68
07-18-2010, 09:43 PM
ERIC GORDON 20+ ppg

akesh99
07-18-2010, 09:44 PM
Roy Hibbert

Human FlameShld
07-18-2010, 09:44 PM
From the Sixers in large part to Doug Collins:

Jrue Holliday, Jodie Meeks, Spencer Hawes

Around the league:

as others already mentioned Stuckey, Beasley and Oden if healthy

Starballer
07-18-2010, 09:46 PM
Roy Hibbert

:clap:

good call

Sadds The Gr8
07-18-2010, 09:49 PM
If he starts @ PF, Anthony Randolph.

MrfadeawayJB
07-18-2010, 09:49 PM
Blake Griffin...

netsgiantsyanks
07-18-2010, 09:50 PM
demar derozan

daleja424
07-18-2010, 09:50 PM
gotta go mike beasley now that he isnt on the heat anymore. he never stood a chance down here. boy will be a PLAYER tho. No doubt.

FNM BOY
07-18-2010, 09:53 PM
From the Sixers in large part to Doug Collins:
Jrue Holliday, Jodie Meeks, Spencer Hawes

Around the league:

as others already mentioned Stuckey, Beasley and Oden if healthy

People are seriously underestimating this point you made bro (Even Sixer Fans)...Collins will bring out the best in his young core. :clap:

black1605
07-18-2010, 09:55 PM
he has been getting full time starting minutes since the day he entered the NBA. You have to admit he had a break out season that also happened to be his contract year. Smells a little fishy and if he wasn't a Mav you'd likely see in the same way (like the rest of the league) but I'll give you a pass. Time will tell.

Thomas has averaged 20 minutes per game for his career, so I have no idea how you pulled that out of your ***. Contract year? Yes, but I am really looking forward to seeing how he improves under a full offseason, and regular season under Larry Brown.

Dallas Tx4Life
07-18-2010, 09:55 PM
Roy Hibbert

Great pick! Watch out for this guy, no joke.

Enemey
07-18-2010, 09:59 PM
Anthony Randolph (Beast)

Starballer
07-18-2010, 09:59 PM
Thomas has averaged 20 minutes per game for his career, so I have no idea how you pulled that out of your ***. Contract year? Yes, but I am really looking forward to seeing how he improves under a full offseason, and regular season under Larry Brown.

:facepalm:

I am not even going to waste my time with you. Just jumped on me for no reason without even taking a chance to read first. Sigh.

Ollie Tabooger
07-18-2010, 10:00 PM
Thomas has averaged 20 minutes per game for his career, so I have no idea how you pulled that out of your ***. Contract year? Yes, but I am really looking forward to seeing how he improves under a full offseason, and regular season under Larry Brown.

If you actually had read what he said, you would know he was talking about Brendan Haywood.

black1605
07-18-2010, 10:02 PM
touche, salesman

BkOriginalOne
07-18-2010, 10:03 PM
*Crosses Fingers* JR Smith

Realistically, Gallo will have a breakout year
Beasley simply has to.

Oh, and Blake Griffin.

Starballer
07-18-2010, 10:06 PM
*Crosses Fingers* JR Smith

Realistically, Gallo will have a breakout year
Beasley simply has to.

Oh, and Blake Griffin.

he never played a game in the NBA. You don't break out in your rookie season. You never had any past underperformances to break out from.

AI4MVP
07-18-2010, 10:09 PM
goran dragic. really showed what he could do last year, and hes only going to get more opportunites and freedom without barbosa in the lineup

knickfan4life
07-18-2010, 10:10 PM
Bynum and Oden

CarniifeX
07-18-2010, 10:22 PM
Andrew Bynum
Eric Gordon
Terrence Williams
Andray Blatche
Roy Hibbert

xxplayerxx23
07-18-2010, 10:25 PM
:):)
danilo gallinari..

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap: Agree Big time its his year

Bridgmaster
07-18-2010, 10:25 PM
Tyreke Evans
Hasheem Thabeet
Andrew Bynum
Roddy buckets
Roy Hibbert

HoopsDrive
07-18-2010, 10:26 PM
If everything goes right our boy Bargnani should do well with Bosh's absence... he'll be the focus of the offense, get a **** load of touches everywhere from down low to the 3pt line and will also have a bigger responsibility anchoring that defense. He's gonna get better numbers for sure.

bigsams50
07-18-2010, 10:27 PM
Andrea Bargnani
Andrew Bynum (depends on Knee)
Tyrus Thomas :pray:

black1605
07-18-2010, 10:28 PM
and DJ Augustin

ldc62
07-18-2010, 10:32 PM
Demar Derozan?

DaoudS
07-18-2010, 10:39 PM
Anthony Randolph
Jrue Holliday
Michael Beasley
Andrea Bargnani
Rodrigue Beaubois

rainbowcow1
07-18-2010, 10:46 PM
Andrea Bargnani gets my vote

Jays Claw
07-18-2010, 10:57 PM
Why no love for George Hill?

If Tony Parker is to be traded, George Hill could explode for massive numbers!

Giantwarrior
07-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Stephen Curry

VinceCarter
07-18-2010, 11:28 PM
Terrence Williams will surprise without starting numbers.

_KB24_
07-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Sonny Weems.

jiggin
07-18-2010, 11:57 PM
Greg Oden

hugepatsfan
07-19-2010, 12:02 AM
Galinari (NYK)
J.J. Hickson (CLE)
Danny Green (CLE) - I think they play a young-in like him more w/ LBJ gone
Terrence Williams (NJ)
Kevin Martin (HOU) - in terms of recongnition, not performance
Mario Chalmers (MIA) - great fit as an off ball PG

Korman12
07-19-2010, 12:19 AM
Anthony Randolph. Was kept in GSW's dog-house when he wasn't mired by injuries. Should do well in the NYK system.

koreancabbage
07-19-2010, 12:24 AM
not a homer pick: Bargnani

25+ ppg (top 10 scorer) and an all-star berth. none of the other players mentioned above will have that much of an impact as Bargnani will in terms of ppg and being an all-star.

sargon21
07-19-2010, 12:28 AM
Beasley
Rose (to superstar level)
Beaubois
Bargnani
Hibbert
Curry

avrpatsfan
07-19-2010, 12:35 AM
Oden.

koreancabbage
07-19-2010, 12:44 AM
Oden.

haha it'll be a miracle if he stays healthy: and by that, itself, is a breakthrough year.

d-baller23
07-19-2010, 01:15 AM
J.J. Redick, and Brandon Bass...

REALLYYYYY?
07-19-2010, 01:26 AM
aaron gray.

NewJerseyIsReal
07-19-2010, 01:27 AM
Terrence Williams.

Mark - my - words.

NBA-GMaster
07-19-2010, 01:33 AM
I think Beasley..

PrettyBoyJ
07-19-2010, 01:35 AM
Kevin Love.. full time starter he's goin 20 and 12 for sure.. also Robin Lopez he showed flashes of being offensively skilled if he's workin on his game he could make suns fans forget about Amare..

hustleloyrspct
07-19-2010, 01:39 AM
i feel derrick rose will rise to a star point guard this year he'll get to the level of williams and cp3 as long as he stays injury free

dre1990
07-19-2010, 01:42 AM
Rodney Stuckey

This

also, barbosa and/derozen might have very good seasons stepin up on a terrible team. I wouldnt be suprised if wilson chandler turns into a 20ppg player, and i think rudy gay has a chance to be an all star

Iggz53
07-19-2010, 05:17 AM
100% NOT Tyrus Thomas. This I am absolutely sure about.

Bargnani is the easy choice since Toronto has no team anymore.

Other than that, I'll go with Andre Blatche or JaVale McGee.

SugeKnight
07-19-2010, 07:39 AM
rookies and sophmores shouldn't be in this discussion.

My homer pick will be david lee. He has a great point guard to set him up now and he will be a top 5 PF this season.

Non-homer picks: Deandre Jordan, Robin Lopez and Anthony Morrow

Corey
07-19-2010, 08:21 AM
I haven't read the whole thread, but have there been any JJ Hickson name drops?

He has every opportunity to drop a TON of points this year.

hyb152
07-19-2010, 08:42 AM
Michael Beasley, Francisco Garcia, Ty Lawson to name a few

Minimal
07-19-2010, 08:46 AM
Stephen Curry for sure.

hyb152
07-19-2010, 08:52 AM
Stephen Curry for sure.

Uh, break out year for Curry? Didn't he kind of, already break out? No doubt he'll be a star in the future so I don't think Curry can "break out" anymore

heattiltheend94
07-19-2010, 09:11 AM
Bargani or Beasley

LeBroom
07-19-2010, 09:14 AM
Raymond Felton.

king4day
07-19-2010, 09:15 AM
Felton and Robin Lopez

GrumpyOldMan
07-19-2010, 09:23 AM
He's already good, but I think the move to Utah will help Al Jefferson's game. Playing with Williams would help anyone's numbers. I also think a fulltime move from center to his natural 4 position should help Andrea Bargnani.

dodie53
07-19-2010, 09:25 AM
hedo

GeekInThePink
07-19-2010, 09:33 AM
Amir Johnson
Robin Lopez

rocky4104
07-19-2010, 09:35 AM
goran dragic. really showed what he could do last year, and hes only going to get more opportunites and freedom without barbosa in the lineup

for some reason i agree with you AI.... :)

and Bargnani - simply because of the touches he'll be getting

nikeking711
07-19-2010, 09:44 AM
Mario Chalmers

Nocioni5
07-19-2010, 09:58 AM
Nicholas Batum and hopefully Luol Deng as third option behind Rose, Boozer

Russell_Roberts
07-19-2010, 10:03 AM
Stephon Curry

Sixerlover
07-19-2010, 10:20 AM
Without reading the entire thread, has everyone been naming players from their favorite team?

D-Train#35
07-19-2010, 10:22 AM
Without reading the entire thread, has everyone been naming players from their favorite team?

Pretty much. But if we get one fan from every team, then we have a lot of different opinions. Just sayin'

Whomewhome
07-19-2010, 10:24 AM
Terrence Williams

FairWeatherFan?
07-19-2010, 01:11 PM
Bogut and JJ Hickson

I think both will be 20+ points and 10+ boards

AIMelo=KillaDUO
07-19-2010, 01:25 PM
JeVale McGee
Anthony Randolph

Klivlend
07-19-2010, 01:36 PM
^JeVale MCGee for sure. He looks like he could be a beast, super athletic 7 footer and looks like he has put on 10+ pounds of muscle.

Homer Picks: JJ Hickson and Boobie Gibson

Mavrix
07-19-2010, 01:38 PM
Roddy Buckets

nuggetsyankees
07-19-2010, 01:52 PM
JR Smith

Kobe4Life
07-19-2010, 02:12 PM
Steve Blake at 30 years old.

fadedmario
07-20-2010, 10:39 PM
Rodney Stuckey

dimedrpr
07-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Russell Westbrook & Jrue Holiday

tland22
07-20-2010, 11:44 PM
Marcus Thornton, Anthony Randolph, Tyrus Thomas, Brandon Bass, Kevin Love....

bank on that

LJEATON26
07-20-2010, 11:54 PM
James Harden for the Thunder. He'll win the sixth man award this year.

TheGsw
07-20-2010, 11:57 PM
Shawn Livingston

ohreally
07-21-2010, 12:01 AM
Jrue
Dragic
Beasley
Thabeet
Yi

Stephen Curry will continue to surprise, but can't call it breaking out.

show34
07-21-2010, 12:08 AM
Allen iverson

redzone11
07-21-2010, 12:11 AM
LeBron, Bosh, Wade, Big Z, Haslem, LeBron, Juan Howard, LeBosh, Wade, Chalmers.

Probably LeBron too.

But in all seriousness, Dragic, Robin Lopez, and Jrue Holiday definitely. Maybe Derrick Rose takes his game to the next level which his new "jumper". And seeing Shawn Livingston play well would be a great story, so hopefully him too.

EaglesJackson10
07-21-2010, 12:14 AM
Im going to be a Sixers homer Jrue and Spencer Hawes

J_M_B
07-21-2010, 12:15 AM
Michael Beasley.

Hellcrooner
07-21-2010, 12:20 AM
Bargnani.
Gallinari.
Felton.
Lopez(Nets)
McGee.
Hawes
Hickson.
Spilitter.( as in he is a rookie but know one knows jack bout him).
Marc Gasol.
Oj Mayo.
Eric Gordon.
Warrick (suns)
Ibabka.
Batum.
Milicic( im serious)


Those are my candidats to turn some heads out there.

mynameismo
07-21-2010, 12:56 AM
I'd go with Felton.. I just have a feeling he'll put up All-star numbers this year.

gbrl
07-21-2010, 01:10 AM
Shawn Livingston

agreed id also say bargnani maybe tyrus thomas

phizics44
07-21-2010, 01:53 AM
Anthony Randolph and Danilo Galinari

djeller1139
07-21-2010, 01:59 AM
Anthony Randolph...if he gets to start/play a good amount of minutes

BRADfromOZ
07-21-2010, 02:11 AM
Kleiza or Hickson.

jackdawson
07-21-2010, 02:12 AM
Has to be Michael Beasley imo.

IversonIsKrazy
07-21-2010, 02:13 AM
Andrea Bargnani!!!!!!!!!!!

D-Rose

gbrl
07-21-2010, 03:02 AM
i forgot about hickson hes another candidate

ragee
07-21-2010, 04:51 AM
Greg Oden! :D

knickfan33
07-21-2010, 05:56 AM
This is not just a question of who will be most improved this is a question of who will live up to their potential and really prove to be one of the better players in the league next season.

Andrew Bogut and Brendan Haywood (all likeliness he's not going to repeat that performance) of last season is a great example of this.

I am going to say Tyrus Thomas on this. He's long, athletic, a plus defender and has a ton of potential.

Who do you guys got?

Raymond Felton.. surrounded by 6'10" players who can shoot and get to basket now.
Hakeem Warrick, or whoever becomes the pick and roll man with Nash.
Someone from the Cavs will have to be the man as well.

....tyrus thomas is a bust...

Phabulous
07-21-2010, 12:31 PM
This is not just a question of who will be most improved this is a question of who will live up to their potential and really prove to be one of the better players in the league next season.

Andrew Bogut and Brendan Haywood (all likeliness he's not going to repeat that performance) of last season is a great example of this.

I am going to say Tyrus Thomas on this. He's long, athletic, a plus defender and has a ton of potential.

Who do you guys got?

Im big on Hakim Warrick, Suns will have a hayday with him. Strong post and spot up shooter and a run and gun offense.

Hawkeye15
07-21-2010, 12:34 PM
Beasley and Love with the Wolves

Gibby23
07-21-2010, 12:36 PM
People are seriously underestimating this point you made bro (Even Sixer Fans)...Collins will bring out the best in his young core. :clap:

Collins sucks.

Yanks All Day
07-21-2010, 12:44 PM
I really think Greg Oden will stay healthy this year and show why he was a top overall pick. All he needs to do is stay healthy, which is a large task, but he can really do some damage in the NBA.

Also, J.J. Redick. VC will continue his shaky play, and Redick will provide around 12-14 points off the bench per game. Van Gundy also seems to trust him a lot more now, meaning more minutes.

Dominoes
07-21-2010, 12:51 PM
Oden and Beaseley

ronaldsmith_86
07-21-2010, 12:54 PM
Hakim warrick

Stunner
07-21-2010, 12:55 PM
Danny Green

Stunner
07-21-2010, 12:57 PM
Really any young guy on the Cavs.

masalex1205
07-21-2010, 01:02 PM
Blake "the snake" Griffin

masalex1205
07-21-2010, 01:04 PM
Raymond Felton.. surrounded by 6'10" players who can shoot and get to basket now.
Hakeem Warrick, or whoever becomes the pick and roll man with Nash.
Someone from the Cavs will have to be the man as well.

....tyrus thomas is a bust...

You're in for a sad disappointment with Felts bud

pebloemer
07-21-2010, 01:05 PM
A few names come to mind.

Terrence Williams
Anthony Randolph
DeMar DeRozan
JaVale McGee
Hakim Warrick
Michael Beasley
Tyrus Thomas

ballpd05
07-21-2010, 01:08 PM
J.J. Hickson, Lance Stephenson, Marcus Thornton, Hakim Warrick, Gani Lawal,

frizbo72
07-21-2010, 01:09 PM
Al Jefferson teamed up with Dwill.

uws
07-21-2010, 01:12 PM
wilson chandler

camador22
07-21-2010, 01:18 PM
Beasley without a doubt

king4day
07-21-2010, 01:22 PM
I think Salmons will have his best season too.

heatking
07-21-2010, 01:26 PM
McGee, Beasley.

what54!?
07-21-2010, 01:29 PM
beasley
mcgee
bargs
someone from cleveland
curry

macc
07-21-2010, 01:30 PM
T - Mac, with everyone and their mom doubting him I hope he comes out and proves he can still compete with the elite in the league.

jhood
07-21-2010, 01:31 PM
Demar Derozan and andrea bargs

With the team in a rebuild they'll hve the opportunity to show their entire game

xmoney328
07-21-2010, 02:00 PM
Pg:Shaun Livingston
SG:T-Will(nets)Stat sheet filler/Ant morrow(nets)
SF:Gallinira/Reggie Williams they can fill it up.
PF:J. McGee(was)
C: Darko

MacFitz92
07-21-2010, 02:08 PM
Dominique Jones.

Still.I.Rise
07-21-2010, 02:12 PM
Beasley - Should very motivtated

DeRozan - the opportunity is there now for him to truly shine

bargs - No longer under Bosh's shadow

FarOutIos
07-21-2010, 02:13 PM
Beasley

Has all the opportunity.

FarOutIos
07-21-2010, 02:15 PM
demar derozan

Definitely.

FarOutIos
07-21-2010, 02:20 PM
Anthony Randolph is also a great pick...as mentioned.

James Harden could also come around this year. Though he will have a better all around game than noticeable scoring games.

And my Homer Sleeper Pick- Donte Greene. He will probably start at SF. Get lots of open looks. And is close to 7 ft and athletic. Can also hit the three. He will double his output this year.

KingsPhillies
07-21-2010, 02:20 PM
Homer pick: Donte Green

Non-Homer picks: Bargnani will thrive without Bosh. I can see Kleiza and DeRozan having great seasons as well. Basically, someone on the Raptors is going to shine this coming season.

Just my opinion...

Da Knicks
07-21-2010, 02:22 PM
Gallinari and Randolph

REALLYYYYY?
07-21-2010, 02:23 PM
This is not just a question of who will be most improved this is a question of who will live up to their potential and really prove to be one of the better players in the league next season.

Andrew Bogut and Brendan Haywood (all likeliness he's not going to repeat that performance) of last season is a great example of this.

I am going to say Tyrus Thomas on this. He's long, athletic, a plus defender and has a ton of potential.

Who do you guys got?

oh dear. are you a fan of whatever team tyrus is now on? let me save you some grief - give up on tyrus immediately.

REALLYYYYY?
07-21-2010, 02:23 PM
derrick rose

Raph12
07-21-2010, 02:31 PM
Dwight Howard

Young2Kinsler
07-21-2010, 02:50 PM
he has been getting full time starting minutes since the day he entered the NBA. You have to admit he had a break out season that also happened to be his contract year. Smells a little fishy and if he wasn't a Mav you'd likely see in the same way (like the rest of the league) but I'll give you a pass. Time will tell.

He has never gotten full time starter minutes on this team, on which he excelled last season. It's a totally different situation. Washington had a shoot first PG... Dallas has a distributor.

smith&wesson
07-21-2010, 03:04 PM
bargnani

next season he will have

20 ppg
8 rebs
1.5 blocks.


as aposed to 17 ppg, 6 rebs. and he already averages 1.5 blks.

since bosh is gone, he will be looked at to score alot of points. and have the offence run through him.

I think beasly will have a monster year with the wolves

i project beasly to have an average of

18 points 7 rebounds.

Cano4prez
07-21-2010, 03:10 PM
Beasely

pebloemer
07-21-2010, 03:12 PM
And my Homer Sleeper Pick- Donte Greene. He will probably start at SF. Get lots of open looks. And is close to 7 ft and athletic. Can also hit the three. He will double his output this year.


Homer pick: Donte Green

Just my opinion...

Just a question about Donte Greene. I thought of him when making my list and have been waiting for him to meet his potential since he was drafted. I didn't put him on the list because he seems to settle into a "shooters" role from the limited exposure that I've seen him. Is this just me having a small sample size of Donte Greene games, or do you guys think he looks to take advantage of his athleticism enough?

BleedGreen1014
07-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Hakim Warrick, if given the minutes, the guy can really produce.
He's super athletic with a decent mid-range game, mediocre rebounder and defender...he's like a carbon copy of Amare, just not AS good..but with Nash running the point, Warrick is going to thrive

Lloyd Christmas
07-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Marc Gasol

Sandman
07-21-2010, 03:19 PM
JJ REDICK!!!

He should start over VC if he's not dealt anyway.

JARVIS123
07-21-2010, 03:26 PM
i think d. wright

EliManning#1
07-21-2010, 03:35 PM
Joakim Noah!

Ware_Spencer
07-21-2010, 03:35 PM
Al Jefferson: will put up better stats with D-Will

Tyrus Thomas: will put up better stats because he will play starters minutes

James Harden or Ibaka

I would say Derick Rose but its highly unlikely that he will become a pass first point guard. Until than he won't improve.

Ariza: Will improve his shooting percentages a lot because he will be the role player again rather than one of the go to scorers.

Raptors: Bargnani will score more now but his game won't improve much.

Knicks: Randolph if given the minutes

Warriors: Dorrell Wright will be really good on the Warriors. I think this team will surprise some people. He is a good help defender and man to man defender. He has a decent outside shot. Will play really well without the ball next to Curry and Ellis. Won't break out and be a all-star but he will be a really good role player

Wolves: Kevin Love will dominate the boards and score 18 points a game.

tland22
07-21-2010, 09:48 PM
Marcus Thornton, Anthony Randolph, Tyrus Thomas, Brandon Bass, Kevin Love....

bank on that

HouRealCoach
07-21-2010, 09:58 PM
Tyreke Evans will average 26, 7, 6

BKNets21
07-21-2010, 10:09 PM
Terrence Williams: Around 15/4/6