NBA Preview: Breakout Stars

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

ANDREW BYNUM, LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Bynum was on the verge of stardom, averaging a double-double and leading the league in field goal percentage, before a knee injury ended his season. The 7-foot center is back to finish the job.

DEVIN HARRIS, NEW JERSEY NETS

Harris was beginning to blossom last season in Dallas. With Richard Jefferson gone and Vince Carter in decline, he has the freedom to expand his game in New Jersey.

JOSÉ CALDERÓN, TORONTO RAPTORS

He put up all-star numbers starting in place of T.J. Ford last season. With Ford in Indiana, Calderón doesn't have to share the ball and could lead the league in assists.

AL HORFORD,

ATLANTA HAWKS

The 6-10 Horford made a serious run at rookie of the year and had an impressive playoff performance against Boston last season. Though undersized, his fierce competitiveness should take him to the next level.


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