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Top 10 Young Players Ready to Have Breakout Seasons in 2011-12
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Every year, a new crop of young NBA players make the leap from relative anonymity to up-and-coming stars on their respective teams.

In the 2010-11 NBA regular season, players such as Serge Ibaka, Marcus Thornton and Marcin Gortat showed that when given the opportunity, they could prove they belong in this league.

The following is a list of the top young proverbial "sleepers" in the NBA for the 2011-12 season. They may not be regular starters or household names yet, but they may be only a year or two away from putting their stamp on the league.

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