NBA 2010-11: Young Players Due For Break-Out Season

August 27th, 2010 by Etan Kaplan Leave a reply »
The 2010 NBA Draft was said to hold a weak incoming class. It seemed that everybody picked in the first round after John Wall and Even Turner were equal in terms of potential and capability. Teams were looking to trade away their mid-first round pick in return for two late-round picks because of their belief that the talent field was largely relative amongst most of the first round projected players. 

With a supposedly "weak" incoming rookie class this year in the NBA, and very little argument for any other player to win Rookie of the Year besides John Wall, I turn my attention to the returning players. Many of these players are actually younger than most of the rookies this year and will be given substantial minutes resulting in break-out seasons. Below is a list of the NBA returnees, all aged below 23, who are primed for breakout seasons. 


1. Javale McGee, Center, Washington Wizards

McGee did not have an extraordinary year last year, numbers wise, however his strong summer league play lead to an invite to the USA National team, before McGee eventually being cut. With the Wizards addition of John Wall at the point, ...

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