Young NBA Studs on Cusp of Having Full-Fledged Breakout Season Next Year

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Young NBA Studs on Cusp of Having Full-Fledged Breakout Season Next Year
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

As NBA draft hauls are dissected, words like "fit," "opportunity" and "system" tend to dominate the discussions.

The simple idea here is that talent needs certain ingredients to translate into production.

Some players will exceed expectations because their new team employs different schemes that maximize their efficiency better than their previous club. Others will fight to shake an often undeserved "bust" label as the opportunity to succeed simply doesn't exist in their situation.

But sometimes fans forget to keep these criteria in mind as players move further away from their NBA debut. Despite the annual summer shakeups that can revamp rotations and change a franchise's philosophy, starstruck casual fans overlook the fact that not all of basketball's hidden gems are discovered on draft night.

Some of these players have flashed enough potential for their coaches to comfortably increase their workload next season. Others have found new hoops homes that are far more conducive to spurring their development.

No matter how their stars were aligned, all of these players are primed for a full-fledged breakout campaign in the 2013-14 season.

*Unless specified otherwise, all statistics used courtesy of Basketball-Reference.

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