Well NBA fans and fantasy gurus, here is the list of players who are headed for a breakout season in 08-09.
PG: Deron Williams—Jazz
Look for Deron to enter into the MVP discussion this year. He signed his contract in the offseason and now he wants to take the Jazz to a whole new level. He should average at least 20 points and 10 assists while reducing his turnovers per game.
SG: Randy Foye—Timberwolves
Should eclipse his career numbers in points, assists, and rebounds per game. Randy will be a solid contributor as the Timberwolves embark on season two without KG.
SF: Danny Granger—Pacers
The New Mexico product will increase his scoring average for the fourth year in a row. Danny will continue to assert himself and now with Jermaine O'Neal gone, look for him to make the Pacers his team.
PF: Nene Hilario—Nuggets
If Nene can only stay healthy, the talent is there. Now with Marcus Camby gone, he should be able to step into his vaunted potential.
C: Brook Lopez—Nets
The only rookie to make the starters list. Brook has played his way into the Nets starting center spot this preseason. Look for at least 15 points and 10 rebounds per game this year, as well as possible rookie of the year contention.
Carl will be the main man off the bench for Houston this year. Should average double digits in points.
The Arkansas product will boost his points and continue his defensive stats while picking up more rebounds.
Assists, assists, and more assists. How can he not increase on his per game average while dishing to King James.
Greg Oden—Trail Blazers
Greg Oden will announce his presence in the world of the NBA with authority. Why then is he on the bench? It's expected from him as a No. 1 pick.
His numbers will only rise with the relocation of Ron Artest to Houston.