Biggest Sleepers in the 2016 NBA season

  1. Jordan Clarkson

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In his second year he is averaging 15.4ppg, 2.5 apg, and 3.9 rpg. Not bad for being drafted in the 2nd round at pick 46. Nobody expected Clarkson to perform at such a competitive level. Look for more progress from Clarkson in the future as the Lakers front court mature together.

 

  1. Harrison Barnes

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Barnes is an athletic and effective small forward for the Golden State Warriors. Because of the depth of the Golden State Warriors team, Barnes isn’t being used to his full potential, but is still producing quality minutes. This year Barnes is contributing 12.2ppg, 4.6 rpg, a steal, and is shooting a solid 47% from the field.

 

  1. Nerlens Noel

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Philly has a stud in Okafor, and a recovering favorite center in Joel Embiid. Often under-appreciated, Noel is a very effective play. This year he’s averaging 10.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, and 1.6 blocks. Philly will most likely be trading one of these 3 centers, more than likely keeping Okafor. Noel could be a very high benefit-low buy player.

 

  1. Kristaps Porzingis

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They booed him at draft day. But now he’s dunking all over everybody. Dirk Nowitzki, my favorite power forward to play the game, when compared said of Porzingis, “He’s way better than I was at 20. The comparison is probably unfair to him.” Prove ‘em wrong young fella!

 

  1. Isaiah Thomas

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Drafted dead last in the second round, at 5’9” Isaiah Thomas is an inspiration to every kid out there that you can make it to the NBA and perform at a high level no matter how short you are. Talent matters and Thomas has it, averaging 21.5ppg, and 6.6apg.

 

 

 

By: Josh Nwosu

 

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