Breaking Down the NBA's Best-Kept Secrets Going into 2012-13

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Breaking Down the NBA's Best-Kept Secrets Going into 2012-13
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Ryan Anderson surprised people with his breakout 2011-12 season. Who will surprise next season?

It probably wouldn't be much of a stretch to suggest that Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Chris Paul will all have be very, very good next season. 

There are a handful of players that everyone knows will be great next year. Barring injury, the league's best players are no secret, and they never have been. 

Nonetheless, every year, a few players who not many people thought about when the season started are on the minds of many as the season concludes. 

When the 2011-12 season started, Ryan Anderson was a guy who had never played more than 23 minutes a game or averaged more than 11 points a game. He was entering his fourth season in the league and seemed like a nice player, but not one who would become fairly pivotal.

Anderson was on a team and paired with a coach and a player who happened to complement his skill set perfectly. That led to a breakout season in which Anderson was the second-leading scorer on the Orlando Magic and one of the best three-point marksmen in the NBA

So, who's got next?

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