5 NBA Players That Are Ready To Have A Breakout Season

By Kouta Suzuki, Reporter

Many NBA players are looking at this season to take their game to the next level and compete at a higher level.

5. Jordan Bell, Golden State Warriors

Jordan Bell who averaged 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists for his rookie year had a big part in the Warriors championship run this past season. Bell is very athletic and can outplay any center in the league by using his athleticism. He changes the pace of the game due to his hustle plays, offensively and defensively. He also proved that he can fit with the playing style of the Warriors.

4. Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers

Lonzo Ball who had a lot of pressure coming in to his rookie year due to his father, Lavar Ball. Many people say that Lonzo did not live up to the hype. He averaged 10 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds per game. There has been a lot of talk about his shooting mechanics, and on how he needs to fix his shot in order to have a successful second year in the NBA. However, Ball does have people supporting him, LeBron James recently stated,”Lonzo’s gonna be great.” Ball will have to be the player he was in college in order for the Lakers to compete for a Championship.

3. Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers

After the departure of LeBron James, Cedi Osman will most likely get the starting role at the small forward position. Osman who averaged 20 points in the NBA Summer League proved that he is a capable scorer. He also played for the Turkish National Team and averaged 19 points in the World Cup Qualifiers. Cedi Osman will have to have a breakout season in order for the Cavaliers to make the playoffs.

2. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings

With the Kings missing the playoffs for 12 seasons straight, the Kings are hoping that De’Aaron Fox can help them end the playoff drought. Fox in his first season in the NBA averaged 12 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds per game. He is one of the fastest point guards in the league who has tremendous court vision. With the addition of Marvin Bagley III, Fox  can lead the Kings to make some noise in the Western Conference.

1. Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers

Now that LeBron James is a Laker Brandon Ingram will have an opportunity to learn from one of the greatest players of all time. Ingram averaged 16 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds per game. He is a great defensive player with a wingspan of 7’3″. Ingram can also put points up in a hurry, and could potentially be an All-Star this upcoming season.