10 Unheralded NBA Rookies Most Likely to Shine This Season

October 17th, 2015 by Laureen Irat Leave a reply »

With the 2015 NBA preseason underway, many teams all across the league are looking to return to dominance in hopes of taking the title out of Golden State's hands. The teams on this list have gone through significant (and some painful) changes over the last few seasons: player injuries, coaching changes, entire roster overhauls, etc.

With the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks looking to make a splash now, perhaps the following members of the 2015 rookie class will not only help their teams, but steal the show for themselves.


Sam Dekker, Houston Rockets

Unlike many of the other guys on this list, Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker hasn't shined much this preseason. He is only averaging 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in the first five games. However, there is one factor that can give Dekker the chance to make an impact: player injuries.

With forwards Donatas Motiejunas (back) and Montrezl Harrell (thigh) both sidelined with injuries, Dekker will have to step up in a major way to fill the d ...

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