This upcoming NBA season looks promising in terms of bringing new stars to the public’s attention. The preseason gives us an early look into those players.
Although Preseason games get the same amount of interest as summer games, they do hold some importance. While the regular stars will obviously put up a good show, it’s more interesting to focus on the mid-level names or the young up and comers who are hinting at break out seasons.
Let’s take a look at the youngsters and a few vets who will surprise the basketball world this season.
1. Victor Oladipo; Orlando Magic
Four Games: 12.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists
He was last year’s most surprising college player and he shows no signs of changing that in the NBA either. The No. 2 draft pick has been showcasing a very impressive all round game so far.
He was thought of as a good defensive stopper with very little offensive potential. Oladipo has proved that wrong with consistent performances offensively. He has shot a respectable 44% from the field in these four games. He also played as a Point Guard for the Magic against the New Orleans Pelicans and dropped 9 dimes while being on the court for 25 minutes.
Extrapolating for around 28 minutes, this guy could have one heck of a rookie season and will definitely be in contention for Rookie of The Year.