The NBA is driven by superstars, and that's not going to change anytime soon. We all know who is dominating the league as it stands today (see: Kevin Durant and LeBron James), but the question is: Who is on the verge of becoming a star in the not-so-distant future?
When defining what makes someone a household name, we're not necessarily talking the next Durant or James. Those two guys are on a different planet, and holding anybody to those standards would be unfair.
We are, however, looking at who could become perennial All-Stars and who has the ability to become the next big thing for some lucky franchise.
For the purpose of this analysis, players such as Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kawhi Leonard aren't included. It's safe to say that those guys have already made it, and there are a handful of other players we can assume fall into the same category.
But for those who aren't yet ready to assume the role of superstar, we prepare for their arrivals. There are numerous players who have the potential for stardom, but only so many can meet those goals in such a star-driven league.