The NBA is most exciting when young stars are budding across the league. The talent pool is ridiculous in the Association. Some players are just waiting to sprout into the player they have the potential to be. It is best to take this subject by division since I want to pick a breakout player for every team. The Atlantic Division is first and consists of the Celtics, Nets, Knicks, 76ers, and Raptors. This division has some of the most competitive teams in basketball... and the Knicks, sorry Stephan A. Smith. Being on great teams makes being a breakout player difficult due to a lack of opportunity. But I see the potential in each of these teams to bring new players into the media's scope.
Seth Curry has the highest three point percentage of all time beating out his brother Steph and Steph's coach Steve Kerr (Photo by: 76ers twitter)
Seth Curry, brother of Steph Curry, was traded to the 76ers over the off-season. His new coach (and father-in-law) Doc Rivers is looking to get the most out of him. Seth has been a great shooter for years now and while he may be too old to develop into much more, I can see this being his best season yet. Seth shoots a ridiculous 44% from three, better than his brother Steph. His slippery off-ball movement and quick trigger make him one of the toughest guards in the league.
Last season, the 76ers desperately missed the three-point shooting that J.J. Redick brought them in 2018. Seth should slide right in that role as the team's best shooter. J.J. had some of his best seasons along with Joel and Simmons, who took a lot of pressure off of him. I anticipate a similar effect for Seth. Even with the coaching change in Philadelphia, I see Doc taking advantage of this new weapon. He also coached J.J. Redick for years in L.A. and utilized him perfectly there as well. It is all stacking up for Curry to break through and possibly be the fourth leading scorer behind Harris, Embiid, and Simmons. Also, playing for a big market like Philadelphia will give him more of the media's attention.
Author: Daniel O'Donovan