NBA Surprises: Five Young Players Primed for a Breakout Season

August 19th, 2010 by Jon Darbee Leave a reply »
Every season there are a handful of young players ready to take their game to the next level. Some may not have had a chance to realize their talents for various reasons.

Being a young player on a playoff-caliber team stacked with veterans obviously presents its own challenges, and sometimes a given player just needs time to mature and work on his weaknesses.

Foreign players need a chance to adapt to a different style of basketball and different surroundings, while often communicating in their second or third language.

There are also a handful of coaches and teams which, for whatever reason, fail to develop young talent or even give them a fighting chance at success. Are you listening, Larry Brown and Don Nelson?

Here are five young players ready to have a breakout season, and take the league by surprise.

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