8 NBA Up-and-Comers Who Deserve Bigger Roles Next Season

April 28th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
Not every NBA player can make Kawhi Leonard's brisk, uninterrupted ascent to superstardom.

Some require more time to grow, while others just need better luck and the right opportunities. In most cases, flashes of potential in the present precede a larger step forward in the future—if the conditions are right.

The 2014-15 regular season provided many such flashes, and the playoffs have offered a few more. The question now is: Which promising young talents will get the chance to take the hints of potential they've shown and turn them into something more?

They'll need minutes.

They'll need the trust of their coaches and teammates.

They'll need bigger roles.

Here's hoping they get them. If they do, a batch of breakouts could be upon us as soon as next season.

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