6 NBA Players Who Must Make ‘The Leap’ in Their Third Season

November 13th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Don't listen to Littlefinger. The Climb isn't all there is. In the NBA, the Leap comes next.

After scaling the Rookie Wall. After surviving the Sophomore Slump.

In the careers of so many of the league's greats, Year 3 was the key.

It was the year Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant first led the league in scoring. The year Russell Westbrook starting putting up points like a superstar sidekick in Oklahoma City. The year Kobe Bryant became a full-time starter for the Los Angeles Lakers. The year LeBron James made his playoff debut. The year Anthony Davis graduated from "The Future of the NBA" to "The Brow of the Here and Now."

A poor draft in 2013 has left the Association short on candidates with the talent and the platforms to spring to that all-important next level. Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick that year, is onto his third team in as many seasons. Alex Len and Ben McLemore—the Nos. 5 and 7 picks, respectively—have seen their starting spots usurped by more experienced teammates. Nerlens Noel, No. 6 from that crop, is technically in his second go-round, after missing what would've been his inaugural campaign while recove ...

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