Posted on: September 2, 2009 1:48 am
Edited on: September 2, 2009 12:07 pm
PG Deron Williams 6-3 UTAH Jazz
Analysis: Been in the league 4 years and has been the core of playoff team for 3. He still has not made an all-star team. He may the best point guard in the league, but he doesn't get the recognition he deserves.
SG Joe Johnson 6-7 ATLANTA Hawks
Analysis: Made an all-star appearance, but I don't most people know just how good he is. People look at his game and see he his good scorer and shooter. But very few look at his defensive game. At 6-7 230 lbs, Joe Johnson is can be physical and bother ball handlers.
SF Kevin Durant 6-10 OKLAHOMA Thunder
Analysis: Very versatile scorer. He is arguably the third best SF in the NBA. He would get more attention if the Thunder hadn't had some abysmal records over the last 2 yrs.
PF Pau Gasol 7-0 LOS ANGELES Lakers
Analysis: He has th best up moves hands down. He has great footwork and can go left or right. He has a solid 17 foot jump shot and is the most effecient Power Forward in the game.
C Nene Hilario 6-11 DENVER Nuggets
Analysis: In the 2008-2009 season Nene made great strides by staying healthy. When Nene is healthy he is a top 5 center. He is a strong and atheletic. Shoots a very high percentage and is a solid defender.
Posted on: August 18, 2009 7:00 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2009 2:09 pm
In the NBA there are many players who are on the cusp of stardom. Here a list of players who I think have the potential to have big seasons.
Analysis: Showed he was the best guard in his draft. He played great in the playoffs averaging 19.7 points and 6.3 assists. With Ben Gordon gone Rose will have full control of this team.
Analysis: Randolph is a great young player with a desire to become better. At 6-10 he is very quick and has good ball handling ability. He is an intense competitor and will become a great player as long as Don Nelson gives him the minutes he deserves.
Analysis: With Yao Ming out for the year look for the Rockets to play a up-tempo style of basketball. This should increase his potential as Aaron Brooks will be allowed to use his speed to push the ball and create shots for his teammates and his self.
Analysis: McGee is a very athletic big man. He is the type of big men that Wizards have needed for the last few years. With Arenas back, the Wizards will play a higher tempo style of basketball. If McGee can overtake Haywood as the starter look for him to have a big season.
Analysis: In the last 5 games of the regular season Michael Beasley averaged 24.2 points and 11.2 rebounds. It is clear that when Beasley starts he is a more valuable and focused player. If Erik Spolestra starts beasley this upcoming season he may be the NBA's most improved player.
Analysis: With Carter gone Lopez will be the #2 scoring option for the Nets. He has a good post up game and has solid 17 foot jumpshot. He could average somewhere between 15 and 18 points with a lot of rebounds.
8. Paul Milsap 6-7 PF Utah Jazz
Analysis: Has double-double written all over him. He was great when Boozer went down and will great if Boozer gets traded. Expect big things from the young Jazz forward next year.