Thanks to the sensational play of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, and the “Linsanity” that has followed given his string of breakout games that has single-handedly saved the team’s season, in addition to salvaging the NBA’s deteriorating reputation, everybody in the league is already looking for the next Lin.
Being that Lin’s roots are tied to the success he experienced in the D-League, now more than ever are NBA scouts hungry to get their hands on the next sensation that will catch everyone by surprise.
No, this is not yet another piece praising the play of Lin, nor is it a comparison of his play/personality to that of Tim Tebow’s. Instead, we are here to talk about the NBA D-League. It has been one of the more successful minor leagues, and with the D-League All-Star game fast approaching, it is time to take a look at five D-League All-Stars who have a fantastic shot at making the leap to the big leagues by the end of the season.