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Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento Kings
Isaiah Thomas is a very efficient point guard whose motor will work wonders with that of rookie Thomas Robinson. Expect Thomas to post another good season.
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
DeMar DeRozan took a major step back in 2012. With shooting guard Terrence Ross drafted by the Raptors at eighth overall, will he see the necessary playing time to bounce back?
MarShon Brooks, Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets are setting themselves up for a deep run in the playoffs. This leaves Brooks as a potential sixth man who's yet to fully develop his abilities. Should he stay healthy, he'll crack this list.
Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets
Wilson Chandler is a stud wingman whose abilities suggest potential stardom. However, he's stuck on a Nuggets roster in which Arron Afflalo, Danilo Gallinari and Quincy Miller all demand playing time, so Chandler will find that getting consistent time is difficult.
Chauncey Billups, Free Agent
Billups is a 35-year-old guard who is coming off of a severe Achilles injury. Can he truly recover?
Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers
Upon trading Mo Williams, the Los Angeles Clippers made it perfectly clear who they felt deserved the duties of reserve point guard. After a stellar postseason in which Eric Bledsoe turned the tide in a handful of games, it's not hard to see why.
Expect Bledsoe to find solid statistical success but better contributions in the areas that don't show up in the box score.