NBA Players Who Will Become Stars This Season

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NBA Players Who Will Become Stars This Season
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
This could finally be the year that DeMarcus Cousins truly busts out.

Every year, a few NBA players tend to blossom and take that next step into stardom. Sometimes, a player will put together a few monster games in a row, and the world will take notice. Other times, someone will show steady improvement throughout the season, but nobody really becomes aware of it until the national stage that is the playoffs.

One name in particular who took that leap in 2012-13 is Paul George. He had a very effective 82-game campaign, and several postseason posterizations later, he became a nationwide hit. Everyone fell in love with his game, some going as far to proclaim him the next Tracy McGrady (you know, the McGrady we saw when he was actually healthy).

With a wealth of young talent around the league, there is certainly a strong possibility that we could see several guys ascend to that next level in 2013-14.

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