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Ryan328
08-01-2013, 03:54 PM
If this has been a thread already, I apologize. But who are some of the younger players in the league you're really going to watch and think will take that next step kind of like how Jimmy Butler, Paul George & Kawhi Leonard did?


Mine: Thomas Robinson (I think he'll get minutes), Kemba Walker (quietly had a good year), Eric Bledsoe (way more PT in Phoenix), and I'll be looking at Tobias Harris, Mo Harkless, Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb.

dalton749
08-01-2013, 04:08 PM
Edward Norton in American history x..
I mean Jonas Valanciunas

Ryan328
08-01-2013, 04:11 PM
Looked good this summer...

Cal827
08-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Andre Drummond
Jonas Valanciunas

Lets not have the debate again lol

Thomas Robinson
Favors/Kanter (since they are now starters)
Dion Waiters

I'm also really interested to see what happens with Evans. In Sacramento, he didn't really have a set position (some times playing the point guard, the scoring guard). Now on the Hornets, he's pretty much going to be the starting 3.

Gators123
08-01-2013, 04:17 PM
Hopefully the Thunder can find some minutes for Perry Jones.

Max.This
08-01-2013, 04:18 PM
Hopefully the Thunder can find some minutes for Perry Jones.

Reggie jackson looked good as well

dhopisthename
08-01-2013, 04:24 PM
hayward kanter and favors should put on some solid numbers this year

chitownredbulls
08-01-2013, 04:25 PM
Demarcus cousins!!!!!

NYJ - NYY
08-01-2013, 04:34 PM
shump!!! id also like to see what lamb can do on the thunder...

SeoulBeatz
08-01-2013, 04:36 PM
Jonas Valanciunas: Really good summer league, his development will dictate whether or not the Raps can make the playoffs.
Thomas Robinson: Seems like people already gave up on him, I still think he could be a solid double-double guy in this league.
Anthony Bennett: Personally i thought he was the most talented player in this years draft (i thought the Sixers could snag him at 11) but turns out the Cavs shared my sentiments and picked him up. A 6'8 240 pound combo forward with range and surprising athleticism... I def want to see how that turns out.
Mo Harkless: How could you be mo harkless???

denverfan66
08-01-2013, 04:37 PM
Evan Fournier got PT late last season and impressed. Could breakout with consistent minutes under Shaw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7GJBXM8V9E

Lake_Show2416
08-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Cousins & Favors

Ryan328
08-01-2013, 04:57 PM
Yeah should have put Favors on my list

IAmARanger18
08-01-2013, 05:01 PM
Bradley Beal is going to have a solid season for the Wizards.

macc
08-01-2013, 05:05 PM
Tobias Harris & Moe Harkless

GunFactor187
08-01-2013, 05:10 PM
Definitely Thomas Robinson.

DaBossLaker04
08-01-2013, 06:18 PM
I'm interested to see John wall and Bradley Beal fully healthy. Wall finally came into his hand during the second half of the season. So it will be interesting to see how they do going forward

JerseyPalahniuk
08-01-2013, 06:31 PM
Most of the Pelicans, Jazz, and Magic

Chucky Woods
08-01-2013, 06:37 PM
Jon Henson ....

Rndy
08-01-2013, 06:41 PM
Everyone pick your young players! :) But in all seriousness I'm interested to see how Butler plays with Derrick Rose Teague and Snell will be interesting but not sure what impact they will make this year.

Legendary33
08-01-2013, 06:47 PM
Definitely Kemba Walker, time for him to step up in the leadership role and give charlotte some reputation going into their future years as the Hornets. He will step up this year for sure IMO. Jeremy Lamb will be interesting with minutes possibly opening up for him in OKC.

Other more under the radar type players will be Andrew Nicholson in Orlando and the Morris twins in Phoenix. Being on the same team in summer league threw me off so i forget which one I was impressed with most.

Legendary33
08-01-2013, 06:50 PM
Everyone pick your young players! :) But in all seriousness I'm interested to see how Butler plays with Derrick Rose Teague and Snell will be interesting but not sure what impact they will make this year.

Jimmy Butler will be very interesting to watch, also Green and Leonard in San Antonio, all three on contending teams.

TheNumber37
08-01-2013, 07:00 PM
Iman Shumpert of course.

I really like Rookie Oladipo.

I think this is the year Rubio shows his stuff and Andre Drummond will be a force.

True Sports Fan
08-01-2013, 08:49 PM
Favors, Kanter, cousins, McLemore, Val, Drummond

Lucky.
08-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Larry Sanders, Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

RollingWave
08-01-2013, 09:22 PM
Michael Beasley! this is the year baby!

(runs)

SINCESTARBURY25
08-01-2013, 09:25 PM
Iman Shumpert
Victor Oladipo
Kawahi Leonard
Anthony Davis
Thomas Robinson

greg_ory_2005
08-01-2013, 10:10 PM
Don't wanna sound like a homer, but.....Jonas V :drool:

JWO35
08-01-2013, 10:16 PM
Victor Oladipo...I think the guy will stuff the stat sheet every night in ORL

I Rock Shaqs
08-01-2013, 10:18 PM
Not sure if he's still considered young but Demar Derozan, also Thomas Robinson, Tristan Thompson & Damian Lillard.

IgglesFanInCO
08-01-2013, 10:20 PM
Javale McGee :p

Mcdoh
08-01-2013, 10:39 PM
Tobias Harris, Kanter, JV, Beal, Davis

Thegame187
08-01-2013, 10:50 PM
I expect Lamb to see 15-20min per night with OKC. As a Houston fan, losing him was the only set back to the Harden trade, and I would wager he was the focus of OKC's plan, with Kmart always being seen as a 1 year filler (as Lamb was still a rookie).

That Orlando center I expect to develop a bit further as well.

Keen to see how the new starting lineup for the Jazz looks as well (Favors has developed slowly for a few seasons now, I think he is ready for the next step)

hope T Jones or Dmo explode at PF for rockets as well.

Vinny642
08-02-2013, 02:40 AM
Rivers!!

5ass
08-02-2013, 03:19 AM
Boston: Olynyk, Sullinger, Brooks and Bardley (if you like good defensive players).
Nets: None
Knicks: Shump
76ers: MCW and Noel (eventually). I'd say Even Turner is going to put up 17-5-5 big stats as well.
Raptors: Jonas.
Bulls: Snell and Butler.
Cavs: Bennet.
Detroit: Drummond.
Pacers:Paul George.
Bucks: Sanders, Henson, Adekoutobo.
Hawks: Schroeder.
Bobcats: MKG, Zeller and Biyombo.
Heat: None.
Magic: Oladipo, Harkless, Harris, Vuc, and Nicholson.
Washington: Beal, Wall, Porter.
Mavs: None.
Rockets: Donatas or jones.
Grizzlies: None.
Pelicans: Davis.
Spurs: Leonard.
Nuggets: Hamilton.
T-Wolves: Rubio.
Blazers: McCollum, Lillard.
OKC: Lamb.
Jazz: Kanter, Favors, Hayward.
GSW: Thompson, Barnes.
Clippers: None.
Lakers: None.
Suns: Bledsoe, Len.
Kings: Cousins, McLemore.

TrueFan420
08-02-2013, 03:24 AM
^^^ good list /thread

waveycrockett
08-02-2013, 04:15 AM
Deron Williams. I expect himself to vault himself back among the elite players in the NBA conversation which admittedly he has not been.

bullishsince87
08-02-2013, 12:17 PM
Derrick Williams, Nick Young, Wesley Johnson, Bargnani.

Ebbs
08-02-2013, 12:36 PM
Harrison Barnes, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight. Andre Drummond, Tyreke Evans

Ryan328
08-02-2013, 03:15 PM
Derrick Williams, Nick Young, Wesley Johnson, Bargnani.

I had high hopes for Williams when he was drafted in '11, but dude gets really no playing time. He may need a change of scenery. I'm interested in watching that Minnesota team this season. Lotta young talent in Rubio, Muhammad, Dieng, Love, Budinger, Brewer, Schved.

Yankeefan213
08-02-2013, 03:20 PM
Definitely Anthony Davis. Hopefully he can stay healthy tis uear

KnickaBocka.44
08-02-2013, 03:22 PM
Deron Williams. I expect himself to vault himself back among the elite players in the NBA conversation which admittedly he has not been.

The thread was about young players to watch. Deron's 29.

Sly Guy
08-02-2013, 04:52 PM
jonas and ross, as they're ours.
drummond and lamb as they were the guys I wanted over ross

mortizgarcia
08-02-2013, 05:05 PM
I expect Jonas, Beal, Anthony Davis, Drummond and Lamb to have breakout seasons next year, Davis especially should be at least approaching the 20-10 mark.

JEDean89
08-02-2013, 05:15 PM
my homer guess is that Evan Fournier will have a better season than 2 of, Austin Rivers, Dion Waiters or Bradley Beal, all of whom were drafted in the same draft.

TrueFan420
08-02-2013, 05:27 PM
Deron Williams. I expect himself to vault himself back among the elite players in the NBA conversation which admittedly he has not been.

Tis is about young players not vets

FYL_McVeezy
08-02-2013, 06:14 PM
Drummond
Shumpert
Bledsoe
Beal
Waiters

just to name a few....

dwoyo
08-02-2013, 07:04 PM
Bradley Beal will impress even more next season.

Tobias Harris and Mo Harkless will also be a dynamic duo up in Orlando.

EL_MACHETE
08-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Well I'm an Oklahoma City Thunder fan Soo I wanna see Jackson, Lamb, Jones get those extra minutes now that Martin gone. I honestly think they'll be the 3 headed beast off the bench.

Jackson- 15ppg
Lamb- 13ppg
Jones-11ppg

JusDBasics
08-03-2013, 12:29 PM
DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas

lukass
08-03-2013, 08:08 PM
I wanna see what Lamb can do, also Dipo, Bledsoe, oh and Andre Drummond!!!

Durant is hype
08-03-2013, 08:42 PM
Damian Lilliard
Kyrie Irving
Jae Crowder
Jonas Valanciunas
Andre Drummond(made the leap just didn't get the minutes)
Bradley Beal
Mo Harkless(had a very good rookie year)
Tristan Thompson
Ed Davis(not going to get minutes -_-)
Eric Bledsoe
Derrick Favors
Javale Mcgee
Brandon Wright
Greg Smith
Patrick Beverley

Austin Rivers! (kidding)

dalton749
08-03-2013, 09:07 PM
^like the ed davis included there
he was really starting to come into his own in Toronto before the trade

bullishsince87
08-04-2013, 09:36 AM
I had high hopes for Williams when he was drafted in '11, but dude gets really no playing time. He may need a change of scenery. I'm interested in watching that Minnesota team this season. Lotta young talent in Rubio, Muhammad, Dieng, Love, Budinger, Brewer, Schved.

Yeah i think he needs a change of scenry, mike dantoni system, would let him flourish i believe.

GunFactor187
08-04-2013, 06:38 PM
Greg Monroe should also have a nice breakout year too.

True Rocket
08-04-2013, 09:30 PM
Cousins, Favors, Beal, Terrence Jones, Harrison Barnes, Bledsoe, Monroe, Drummond, T. Robinson, Tobais Harris, Jermey Lamb, Reggie Jackson, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Lenoard, list goes on..

Deception
08-04-2013, 10:11 PM
I expect Thomas Robinson to impress us. Then again, I can also see him not doing much.

waveycrockett
08-04-2013, 10:21 PM
Harrison Barnes for sure

sunsfan88
08-05-2013, 07:44 AM
I'm surprised nobody has said Oden yet. He's only 25....just one year younger than guys like Bledsoe.

Goose17
08-05-2013, 11:34 AM
Obviously as a Dubs fan I can't wait to see what Barnes can do next season, he had a good rookie year and a great post-season, within the next 3-4 years I think he'll develop into a top 5 wing player. Also want to see how Ezeli improves, but with his injury I imagine he hasn't had much time to work on his game. Nedo and Green will be fun to watch, Baze to if he gets minutes. And obviously Klay. We're a very young team lol. Oh and how can I forget Curry? This is the first season since his rookie year that he's had an entire offseason to work on his game.


As for others;

I'm a big fan of Gordon Hayward, can't wait to see how he develops, I predicted last year to be a breakout season for him but it never really happened. Staying in Utah I'm also a fan of Favors.

I want to see how Malone copes with coaching Cousins, but this is more out of interest in Malone's ability to manage people as opposed to interest in Cousins development.

Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving are givens.

Bledsoe, Valunciunas and Nikola Vucevic are all worth keeping an eye on.

I still predict big things from Thomas Robinson, he's had a rough start to his career I hope he gets some good minutes in Portland.

Andre Drummond, duh.

The return of Rose and Oden.

Jeremy Lamb will be fun to watch.

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a stud.

John Henson is my dark horse for a breakout season.


Just to name a few lol...

Bmoss12
08-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Patrick Beverley

PhillyFaninLA
08-05-2013, 12:05 PM
Boston: Olynyk, Sullinger, Brooks and Bardley (if you like good defensive players).
Nets: None
Knicks: Shump
76ers: MCW and Noel (eventually). I'd say Even Turner is going to put up 17-5-5 big stats as well.
Raptors: Jonas.
Bulls: Snell and Butler.
Cavs: Bennet.
Detroit: Drummond.
Pacers:Paul George.
Bucks: Sanders, Henson, Adekoutobo.
Hawks: Schroeder.
Bobcats: MKG, Zeller and Biyombo.
Heat: None.
Magic: Oladipo, Harkless, Harris, Vuc, and Nicholson.
Washington: Beal, Wall, Porter.
Mavs: None.
Rockets: Donatas or jones.
Grizzlies: None.
Pelicans: Davis.
Spurs: Leonard.
Nuggets: Hamilton.
T-Wolves: Rubio.
Blazers: McCollum, Lillard.
OKC: Lamb.
Jazz: Kanter, Favors, Hayward.
GSW: Thompson, Barnes.
Clippers: None.
Lakers: None.
Suns: Bledsoe, Len.
Kings: Cousins, McLemore.

I was actually going to say Evan Turner, I might even go 7 or 8 boards instead of 5. For the Heat why not Oden if he can be healthy. Great list, respect the effort

kduce
08-06-2013, 01:12 PM
I'm from Detroit so Andre Drummond is a given and I also think Greg Monroe or Brandon Jennings has a chance to become an AllStar (not both but maybe one of them) but dont hate on me because its also possible that Jennings could be complete dog **** lol im just saying there is a wide spectrum.

Jonas from Toronto impresses me a lot too (extends olive branch to Raptors fans who hate us because of the great debate)

I think that if John Wall stays healthy he could be huge this year and maybe live up to that contract he just got

Kemba Walker has impressed me and I feel gut-wrenchingly horrible for Bobcat fans! Detroit has had it bad for a few years but I can't imaging the pain they have been hit with so hopefully they can show signs of starting to change the culture a bit there.