NBA Draft Kit: Breakout Candidates
NBA Draft Kit: Breakout Candidates

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

A handful of players make The Leap™ every season, whether it be into the All-Star discussion, into a starting spot, or into a high-usage backup role. Last season's most notable breakout player was Victor Oladipo, who made his first All-Star game after four seasons of good-but-unspectacular production. Other players, like Kris Dunn, Brandon Ingram and Lou Williams, made strides of their own, becoming key players in the fantasy landscape

Let's take a look at some players who could break out, to varying degrees, in 2018-19.

All-Star Upside

Jamal Murray, Nuggets
Murray was cold for the first two months of last season, shooting 42.4 percent from the field and an abysmal 25.3 percent from deep. The calendar flipping to December seemed to jolt him awake. Murray went on to shoot 46.4 percent from three for the month, scoring 19.1 points per game. From the New Year on, he settled into an average of 17.2 points and 4.0 assists

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Alex Barutha
Alex writes primarily about the NBA for RotoWire. His work has appeared on CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other sites. He enjoys both year-long and daily fantasy. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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