Honestly, I don't think I'm going to last all summer without the NBA. I certainly do miss it, as do many other NBA fans.
We have, oh, three months or so until the 2011-2012 NBA season tips off and it's safe to say that this season is a very anticipated NBA season. Especially with the likes of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in Los Angeles and a superteam forming in Brooklyn.
But, just like every year, there will be a few NBA players who burst on to the scene—a la Jeremy Lin—and start contributing out of nowhere.
Here are five candidates who will do just that this next season.