Under-the-Radar NBA Players Likeliest to Break out in 2015

January 13th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
The Foo Fighters kicked off their latest North American tour here in L.A. this past weekend. Naturally, that news got yours truly started on another Dave Grohl-centric music binge. As solid as the Foo Fighters' new album, Sonic Highways, turned out, I'm still partial to 1999's There is Nothing Left to Lose—specifically to the hard-driving, psychotic classic (and Me, Myself and Irene theme) "Breakout."

Which, after the umpteenth consecutive loop of that song, got me thinking about NBA breakouts. We've already seen the likes of Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague break out in some form or fashion during the 2014 portion of the current campaign. But those guys have all been comfortably entrenched in starting spots for some time. Davis, in particular, was already an All-Star who's been pegged for the league's elite since he jumped from Kentucky to the pros in 2012.

Of greater intrigue now are those lesser-known types who could make names for themselves in 2015. Some have shown promise as key contributors on playoff hopefuls. Others are poised to take advantage of new opportunities opened up by the league's robust pre-deadline trade m ...

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