Every successful NBA player makes the leap at some point in their career.
The leap differs in size and comes at different times for everybody. For some, it happens quick. Others need three to four years before really breaking through as a reliable contributor.
We're not necessarily talking about a leap to All-Star status; rather, a leap from occasional flashes or pedestrian production to consistent high-level impact play—and of course, bigger numbers in the box scores.
These are the guys who'll be taking that next big step in their development based on larger projected roles or gradual signs of progress.