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They may not top our "must-watch" list, but don't forget about these fascinating duos:
Gordon Hayward and Dante Exum, Utah Jazz: We saw a little of Exum and Trey Burke during summer league, and now we want to see the Australian alongside Utah's best player. Hayward might not have as much sizzle as most stars, but his new teammate has enough electricity to power half the state of Utah.
And where Exum lacks in perimeter polish, Hayward picks up the slack. While we don't want to give up on the Exum-Trey Burke attack, we're interested to see how Exum and Hayward complement one another when Burke is getting a breather.
Goran Dragic and T.J. Warren, Phoenix Suns: Warren won't crack the starting lineup, but he'll be a handy asset for Dragic in the open floor. The Slovenian playmaker will draw much of the opponent's attention, while Warren will craftily put himself in optimal scoring position.
Al Jefferson and Noah Vonleh, Charlotte Hornets: In a couple years, this combo may be overwhelming. For now, it's a master artist teaching his pupil how to survive in the NBA. At the very least, these two will rebound the heck out of the ball and wear down foes.
Ty Lawson and Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets: Consider them the not-so-poor-man's version of John Wall and Bradley Beal. Lawson is a speedster capable of frustrating entire defensive units, and Harris will capitalize by hitting jumpers and slashing into the lane. Harris may not get a ton of playing time, but I'm sure we'll see this pair run together frequently.
Kevin Love and Zach LaVine: We kept these two in the honorable mentions because Love is halfway out the door, but mostly because LaVine will see sparing minutes. When they do play together, however, they should supply an awesome mix of fundamentals and head-turning flare.