Not all young NBA players are meant to take baby steps, especially those selected to our 2013-14 All-Breakout team.
Several talented emerging standouts are poised to flourish in expanded roles this season, as they finally hit a groove offensively and clamp down as defenders.
Defense, in particular, is the attribute that will set most of these ballers apart. They won't let their astounding physical gifts go to waste, striving to make an impact on every possession.
Who's set to catapult up the NBA food chain? Find out as we assemble a squad full of breakout performers.