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Who's going to have a Monster Season this Year?

Which NBA player do you think is going to have a Big Year next season??? I feel like this guys name has been thrown around the site alot lately but I had to mention him 1 more time

My Break Out/Monster Season candidate Is Andrew Bynum , who I believe is going to have a huge season statisticly, he averaged 18/12 and 2 blocks last year as the 2nd or 3rd option on offense in L.A, in Philadelphia I expect those numbers to rise as the # 1 option...

I predict 23.5 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 2.5 blocks and an assist or two in his 1st full season as a Franchise player, he'll be voted into the All Star Game and start opposite of Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard

He could lead the Sixers deep into the playoffs and be rewarded Mid Season with a MAX contract

Who do you think is going to have a Monster Year...

Some think Cousins may be ready to have a 20/10 type season in Sacramento, some think James Harden will take the next step and become an All Star, other's I've talked to think Eric Gordon will fire away in New Orleans now that he's been Maxed Out and has the Green Light...

Slighty Off-Topic BUT

My dark horse for the Most Improved Player award is Micheal Beasley, who I think is going to fit in great next to Gortat and Dragic, I think he'll be a 20 ppg scorer while hitting the glass like an animal, I think he'll average over 8.5 next year...He and Marcin can become a Zac Randolph/Marc Gasol type combo at Pf and C...I wouldn't be suprised to see the Suns flip Kendall Marshall for an athletic SF to start in a Rudy Gay role, the Nuggets have a few Sf's to offer the Suns if Miller or Lawson went down with an Injury....


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Not any surprise to anyobdy

Not any surprise to anyobdy but Durant and Lebron are going to have ridiculous years in my opinion. I think Durant will average 30 ppg and James will be close to averaging a triple double.

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Lately it seems like any of

Lately it seems like any of the players who just spent time doing USA duties over the summer usually have an increase in their numbers.

So my best guess is any of the Team USA members. Especially the younger guys.

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This year could be Tyrekes

This year could be Tyrekes year to take over. He has been working on his shot and his game alot this summer and is facing some harsh critics after a few dissapointing years, it is do or die for his career this year to determine if he is going to be an allstar or just a solid contributer.

Cousins could beast it up after being snubbed for Davis in the olympics.

A non Kings player I think could really bring the heat this year could be Devin Harris looking to show people he has what he showed us a few years ago.

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John Wall

Hes an obvious candidate after ridding themselves of all the knuckleheads and adding some more talent. If he does Washington could very well become a playoff threat with Wall as a maybe a 20-10 guy with the ability to knockdown the occasional jump shot.

Also Evan Turner replacing Iggy as their new Swiss Army Knife.

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Bynum

I expect big things from Bynum now that he's the face of the franchise for the 76ers ... kind of Bold prediction but i think he'll put up 25 and 13 .... really bold but if he's putting up 18 and 12 being the 2nd option a slight increase in points and rebounds isn't that hard to imagine

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Tyreke Evans And I think Ty

Tyreke Evans

And I think Ty Lawson is going to follow up on his really good season and really come into his own this year.

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I think Bynum's numbers will

I think Bynum's numbers will be huge now that he doesn't have to share shots with Kobe or rebounds with Gasol. But will the Sixers go deep into the playoffs? No, sorry. Losing Dre I. and Elton Brand kind of cancels out adding Bynum. Sixers will struggle to make the playoffs and then get eliminated in the first round by the Heat.

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Bynum will give the 76ers

Bynum will give the 76ers something both Iguodala and Brand combined didn't give them... A true low post presence at both ends!

IF Turner steps up and has a breakout year, the 76ers can be a team that gets into the second round and gives some team problems.

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Couple predictions, I think

Couple predictions, I think Bynum is going to breakout and average 26 and 11 this season, because there was a 25 game stretch during the season where Bynum averaged 23 and 11, and Kobe was only out in half of them. He's gonna be an absolute beast, the most offensively dominant big man we've seen since Yao in 2007 around that time when he was averaging 25 a game.

Also, I expect Russell Westbrook to go and average 27 a game and shut up all of the idiot doubters. Not counting the first ten games of the season where he struggled, he averaged 25 ppg on 46% shooting for the season. I really think that he's going to find more ways t score and slowly but surely learn to control himself and slow down a bit.

And I have huge expectations for my boy DMC, he's gonna go off, I predict he's gonna average 22 and 11 on 48% shooting, and take another huge step twoard being a top 5 player in the league. We're still two years away from when I think he'll take the league by strom and average close to 30 a game, and dominate the game like no big we've seen since Shaq.

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It is a shame because Kwame

It is a shame because Kwame Brown was due to break out with a huge year until the Sixers traded for Bynum.

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I think... Andrew Bynum: 23

I think...

Andrew Bynum: 23 ppg 12,5 rpg 2 apg 0,6 spg 2,3 bpg

Michael Beasley: 20,8 ppg 8,8 rpg 2,6 apg 0,8 spg 1 bpg

Josh Smith: 21 ppg 11 rpg 4 apg 1,6 spg 2,1 bpg

Kevin Durant: 29,3 ppg 8,4 rpg 4,5 apg 1,4 spg 1,4 bpg

John Wall: 21,5 ppg 5,1 rpg 10,1 apg 2,3 spg 1,2 bpg

Blake Griffin: 25,5 ppg 13 rpg 4 apg 1 spg 1 bpg

LeBron James: 28,2 ppg 8 rpg 8 apg 1,8 spg 1 bpg

Rajon Rondo: 14 ppg 6 rpg 12 apg 2 spg 0,2 bpg

Everything could be possible ..

until the day arrives, no one can know, could be that the rookies in very bad teams, they had a monster season

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: 20 ppg 9 rpg 4,4 apg 1,5 spg 1,5 bpg ?
Harrison Barnes: 23,5 ppg 7,4 rpg 2,5 apg 1,4 spg 0,6 bpg ?
Anthony Davis: 18 ppg 12 rpg 2 apg 1,5 spg 4 bpg ?

This is what I love about the NBA, where anything can happen..

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We're going to finally get to

We're going to finally get to see exactly what Jeff Teague and Josh Smith are made of with Joe Johnson out. Teague will have the ball in his hands more often and Josh Smith will get a lot more shot opportunities.

Thaddeus Young could break out and become the starting PF or SF now that the 6ers have solid size down-low with Bynum. It's easier to play Young when you have a 7'1-7'2" Bynum playing next to him and the subtraction of Andre Iguodala has opened up a spot at small forward as well. He can now focus on being a mismatch and either forward position he plays rather than worrying if he'll even see extended minutes behind Brand, Iggy, or E.T.

Klay Thompson might break out as there is no more Monta Ellis for the entire season and could be the main offensive option for the Warriors. He can easily average 20ppg this season.

Ersan Ilyasova playing off double-teams created by Ellis and Jennings can shoot open gaps, knock down jumpers, and grab rebounds with the best of them. We've seen what he can do last season when given the minutes and now that he's got his contract, he better show up and live up to it.

We saw what Derrick Williams can do when given the minutes and now that Michael Beasley's been unloaded, Williams may be the X-Factor for the Wolves next season and in their future. Whether he'll start or not is one thing but he will certaintly be at the very least a 6th man.

Kawhi Leonard has nowhere else but up and eventually he will be the 1st or 2nd option on the Spurs in a couple of years. Might as well start that this season as the Spurs Trio is aging. We could see Kawhi Leonard improve greatly this upcoming season as he'll have a summer under the wings of Parker, Ginobili, Duncan, and of course, Gregg Popovich.

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" It is a shame because Kwame

" It is a shame because Kwame Brown was due to break out with a huge year until the Sixers traded for Bynum. "

HILARIOUS.

I agree c FRAN. I think Blake Griffin will have a monster year after showing little progression in his second season.

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""Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: 20

""Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: 20 ppg 9 rpg 4,4 apg 1,5 spg 1,5 bpg ?

Harrison Barnes: 23,5 ppg 7,4 rpg 2,5 apg 1,4 spg 0,6 bpg ?

Anthony Davis: 18 ppg 12 rpg 2 apg 1,5 spg 4 bpg ?""

SMH

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kyrie irving

kyrie irving will just keep getting better. The guy played great against team usa in a scrimmage. watch out!

andrei kirilenko will have his best year. I think he fits well in that system, and it will help that he has rubio to get him easy shots. gosh he looked really good in the olympics. i'm hoping that will transfer over

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ricky rubio paul

ricky rubio

paul george

derrick favors

jeremy lamb (hopefully they move martin)

eric gordon

aamir's list is good, klay tommy gun, cousins and westbrook will have monster seasons

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Al Jefferson

This will be his 3rd year back from major surgery, and i see him having a 20 10 and 2 block year. He could end up on his first all star team as a back up center possibly.

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I suspect

Josh Smith might go nuts, JJ traded and Smith playing for a big raise. Wouldn't be surprised if he got 20 ppg and 9 rpg or close to it.

Sticking on Hawks theme... I think Devin Harris might play some SG and surprise a few people with his game.

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i say greg oden. he might

i say greg oden. he might break.. break his.. forgive me knees

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Knicks

Carmelo Anthony is gonna go off on everyone I'm talkin mvp caliber season

JR Smith will also have a career year

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I agree c FRAN. I think Blake

I agree c FRAN. I think Blake Griffin will have a monster year after showing little progression in his second season.

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Melo certainly has been

Melo certainly has been playing as good as he ever has from the end of last season through the Olympics. I wonder if Kidd will find a way to set him up a little better or if we are just going to see Melo issolations all game.

I think Love will basically continue to do what he has done since he got into the league. But he will be on a 40 to 50 win team and will now be treated as a clear All Star and one of the leagues greats because his team wins. Folks will say he got so much experience with the Olympic team and that he grew up. But really it will just be that Wolves dropped some terrible players from their rotation.

I think J. McGee and Faried get consistant minutes and the Nuggets win lots of games, so they will be considered to have breakout seasons even though doing nothing new.

I like the Cousin prediction. The chip on his shoulder keeps getting bigger. Walking around with that thing must be really working his quads. I think he continues to abuse people in the post. He is going to approach each game like he is done playing games and going to take it to people and take the respect of the league.

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I like the Kawhi pick for a

I like the Kawhi pick for a big year and I hope for my team's sake Jeff Green comes back and surprises everybody

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Al Harrington and Arron

Al Harrington and Arron Affalo. Lol.

To those saying Demarcus at 20 & 10 or close. That is basically what he did last year. That is just his improvement. Breakout would be 25 & 14 which is what he is capable of right now!! Hope he puts it together.

I will go with Jrue Holiday. Think he could break out into a real player this year. I think last year was a little disappointing for him. So, maybe 18ppg, 5rpg and 7apg with his already good defense. Could push for an all star spot behind D Will and Rondo. Fighting with John Wall.

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Melo and Amare i think will

Melo and Amare i think will play possesed. Melo will be better after playing For USA and Amare after working with Hakeem.

Melo 28.6ppg 8.1 rpg, 3.5apg

Amare 22.0ppg.9.5rpg.2.3 apg

other predictions

Bynum: 25.2ppg 12.9rpg, 2.4bpg

Greg Monroe: 19.4ppg 11.5rpg, 3.4apg

Michael Kidd GIlchrist: 16.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.2apg

Evan Turner: 15.7ppg, 7.8rpg, 4.2apg

Klay Thompson: 17.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.2apg

Chris Paul 21.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 10.6apg (he averaged 20.3ppg and 9.4 apg post allstar break including 21 and 10 in april) He has a first training camp with the Clippers and his supporting cast this year is better than last year

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Andrea Bargnani

In his 20 games or so last season Bargs was really showing a major breakout - top 10 in scoring while he was healthy, and much improved defence.

Now with Valenciunas in the mix and no chance of ever having to go back to the centre position, Andrea has everything in place to show what he can do.

Everyone wants to see what Jonas can do...but to me Bargnani is going to be the one making waves this season.

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MKG

you guys know MKG is a defensive minded player right? he can finish on the break but hes not averaging 16ppg as a rookie. I agree with pretty much everyone else being discussed, the problem is that only half of the players who SHOULD have breakout seasons actually DO. With that being said I would love to see a big year from OJ Mayo, Mike Beasley, Greg Monroe, Evan Turner and Tyreke Evans.

Does everyone remember Al Harrington averaging a career high 20ppg off the bench for the Knicks 2 years ago? I think he'll have a big year with the Magic and probably lead them in scoring.

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inexact science

I like McGhee at 15/6 and 10. I think thats possible over the course ofa full year with the team, training camp and just familiarity with his teammates.

I pray OJ has a great year even though I hate dallas no just Cuban. Dallas is a great town. I am one of the few who believes he still has star potential.

Im hoping fpr big things from Tyreke but the perimeter pieces on that team still dont match really do they. Im not convinces hes a sf at ALL. DMCs gonna get his this year but Im not sure if that will corrolate to team success, I think hes the type to just go for his numbers at this stage as hes definately looking for recognition as one of the dominant bigs in the league

Beasleys ready for big things too. Im not sure how many wins theyll get out west but his numbers will be nice ( i hope)

Im looking forward to Josh Smiths year to- 23/10 - just hope he doesnt get readdicted to deep jumpers

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Kyle Lowry

He was killing it last year before getting injured and getting that bacterial infection.

The Raptors are clearly very high on him and I look forward to him excelling, ESPECIALLY after Jose Calderon is traded near the trade deadline.

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Yeah Beasley is the first guy

Yeah Beasley is the first guy that comes to mind here; he's going to get plenty of shots, should be able to stay healthy, and for the first time in his career isn't in the shadow of a clear-cut franchise player.

Also, agree with the people saying Tyreke and Wall; Wall is going to be recognised because of team success, Tyreke is going to find his groove again with good health and more work on his jumper this off-season.

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I can't wait to see what type

I can't wait to see what type of stats Bynum will put up being the 1st option.....I like the 76'ers,but once you get pass Bynum their Frontline is really overrated...Hawes have never played power forward before,but i like the idea of starting him at pf..He's a good passer,rebounder and can step out and hit from mid-range...Thad Young is better suited to come off the bench..I'll love to see them sign Kenyon Martin...My friend that lives in Philly said he heard they are trying to swing a deal for Wilson Chandler....

I'm also eager to see how Kidd-Gilchrist does...He's a role player with a franchise player's mindset....

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5 Guys that could have Breakout Seasons

1.Bynum-Will he be Motivated to prove he's better than Howard or will he continue to show immaturity?

2.John Wall-Has the talent to be among the nba's top 10 players,but hasnt put it all 2gether yet...

3.Kidd-Gilchrist-Nobody talks about his post game....

4.Jeremy Lin-Will show people he wasnt a fluke..

5.Anthony Davis-Might be more nba ready then people think...He showed in London he can hang with the big boys..But he has to get stronger...

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DeMarcus Cousins can 20/10

DeMarcus Cousins can 20/10 also can be 3-4apg one of the best passing big , he even can be close to 2 steals per game..he said in video this offseason he is tired of loosing i see him being motivated and i see his atittude in a good way..

also Derrick Favors van be very close around 15/10 and top10 in block if given minutes..

how about Paul George too?

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I dont see Turner putting up

I dont see Turner putting up big numbers like that.. 76ers still have Dorrell Wright, Jason Richardson, and Nick Young who will all take some minutes from the 3 and 2 spot.

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anthony randolph will have

anthony randolph will have his best season so far

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A *MONSTER* season? Other

A *MONSTER* season?

Other than the obvious players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, etc... I think the only other guy I can see having a real monster season is Andrew Bynum. Here's why:

#1. He'll be 100% healthy.

#2. He no longer will be in Kobe Bryant's shadow and won't have to share touches with Pau Gasol. He'll be the top option with the 76ers and they will run their offense through him. Doug Collins will surround him with floor spacers like Spencer Hawes, Jason Richardson and Nick Young. Both Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner should be able to attack the lane and create easy opportunities for Bynum as well. I do think Bynum will have to adjust because he's played off of Kobe and Gasol for years... It'll be different being the primary focus of defenses and seeing more double teams.

#3. He's in a contract year with plenty of motivation. He'll embrace having his own team. He's ready to show what he learned in the Lakers under Phil Jackson, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

#4. He's playing very close to home.

All these things just lead me to believe he'll have a monster season. Not a good or very good season... I mean, a real monster season.

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Melo and Amare i think will

Melo and Amare i think will play possesed. Melo will be better after playing For USA and Amare after working with Hakeem.

Melo 28.6ppg 8.1 rpg, 3.5apg

Amare 22.0ppg.9.5rpg.2.3 apg

other predictions

Bynum: 25.2ppg 12.9rpg, 2.4bpg

Greg Monroe: 19.4ppg 11.5rpg, 3.4apg

ban franfran and this guy they are out of control, I will cut my dick off and eat it if Carmelo and Amare combine for over 50 a game

Maybe we will see a big year from Tiago Splitter like 16 and 8.

A big year for Udoh he should make the all star team over Chandler.

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Westbrook

Westbrook: how much better can he get? He is already a 2 time All-star, 2 time 2nd All NBA. Played in every single game of his in his NBA career (ironman).

In 2011-12, even though his scoring ave went up to 23 ppg, his assist went down to 5.5 apg.

I think his monster season is still to come. I thinking 25 ppg, 7.5 apg. That might not seem like a lot, but it is a extra 6 points that Westbrook contributes to OKC's 103 team scoring ave in 2012.

Throw in a All Star game MVP.

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Westbrook got better 7

Westbrook got better 7 straight years good prediction

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how would a turner and bynum

how would a turner and bynum team compete with a Kobe and Howard team,

easy, howard and kobe would beat them in a pulp

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And I predict Javale to

And I predict Javale to become a bit better offensively, and I se him putting up 15 and 9 this season, and he'll improve as the season goes on. Not sure whether he'll be a star like Hakeem says, but if a HOFer has such high praise for him, there's gotta be somthing there.

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mine

James Johnson/ Chase Budinger (the following statement applies to both)-I think this guy, with the athleticism and versatility that he has, will thrive in a new environment

Paul George or Roy Hibbert-I'm not sure which one will be taking the mantle of the face of the Pacers, but one will, and they will do it this season, and I think the other will continue to post similar numbers to previous years

Nick Young-Now that this guy is on what appears to be a good, smooth-functioning team, I think he will post numbers beyond those of his years on the Wizards. Though he'll have Bynum and Holiday and Turner taking shots away from him, I think he will figure out his niche and maximize his ability

Steve Nash-Hey, remember what happened last time he had good teammates...?

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