It’s no secret that NBA fans love star power, but while it’s the Kobe Bryants of the league we’ll be talking about most of the season, there are a number of up-and-comers who deserve our attention entering training camp.
For the purpose of this piece, All-Stars have been excluded from the discussion. At this point, we can assume players such as Paul George and Jrue Holiday have already arrived, so we’ll leave those guys out—in a good way, of course.
But while the superstars have made a name for themselves, there are youngsters looking to do the same in 2013-14. You can argue that players such as Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis have become stars in their own rights, but one year into their careers makes them infants compared to their long-term potential.
Training camp is bound to have storylines for fans across the league, but if you’re looking to branch out and expand your horizons, keep an eye on what the future has to offer.