2010-11 NBA Basketball: Ten Names You’ll Know By the End of the Season

October 2nd, 2010 by TheFantasyFix.com Leave a reply »
Each season we’re barraged by a handful of names we’ve never heard of littering the box score with an unfamiliar set of syllables. Typically they are unheralded players coming from seemingly nowhere and who ultimately alter the complexion of their team.

Last year we were introduced to San Antonio’s George Hill, who kept the Spurs on life support following the team’s rash of injuries, or even Memphis’ Marc Gasol, who has shed the stigma as “Pau’s younger brother” by coming out of the shadows and into the realm of basketball relevance.

This NBA season won’t be immune to surprises so here’s a glimpse at some names to familiarize yourself with before they sneak up on you this winter.


DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors

The former USC Trojan will now headline the show in Toronto following the departure of franchise center Chris Bosh.

Following a January 24th switch to insert the 21-year-old forward into the starting lineup, DeRozan responded by scoring in double figures 17 times over the remainder of the season.

Toronto fans will have to be ...

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