Gerald Henderson and 7 Players Due for a Breakout Year

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Gerald Henderson and 7 Players Due for a Breakout Year
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Every year, new stars are born with rim-rattling slams, three-point splashes and dizzying crossovers.

Up-and-coming passers, slashers, post players and any type of player you can think of. They've all been cultivating their craft, developing into potential threats that could scare the opposition for years to come.

Last year was no exception, and if there is a season next year, it won't be one either.

There are several young players oozing with potential, waiting for the right moment to pounce on an opportunity and make their mark on the league.

Stars pop out of nowhere every year, just look at Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. They all found a respective niche within their team and made a profound name for themselves last season. 

While the candidates are in abundance this year, I'm leaving out all rookies and focusing on players who have ridden the pine before or who are just coming into fruition.

These seven players have a legitimate chance to burst onto the scene as stars or highly valuable role players. Here, they are sorted in alphabetical order by last name.

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