This list is comprised not of superstars, but must-see players that have been playing extraordinary basketball this season and that you should keep your eye on the rest of the way. Keep up with them via your best NBA betting sites. Enjoy.
Devonte’ Graham, Charlotte Hornets
With the expectations low for him after Terry Rozier was signed to replace Kemba Walker, Devonte’ Graham has come in and played like a star in the making. He was mentored by Tony Parker and Walker last year, his four years in college also helping his case. In his second NBA season, Graham ranks second in the league in threes made and can turn any game around with his shooting.
Charlotte is a team full of young players, and Graham is the most fun to watch. In this three-point era, he is a perfect fit for this team, and another sharpshooter for those around the league to marvel at. He is the likely Most Improved Player.
Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers
Chances are if you missed his games at Virginia, you got a heavy dose of Malcolm Brogdon last postseason as the Milwaukee Bucks made it within two games of the NBA Finals. He is a strong two-way player who earned the nickname “The President” for his efforts and abilities.
Brogdon turned 27 last week and is proving in Indiana that he can function as an alpha on a team and not just a supporting player. He gets to the rim with ease, is nearly perfect as a free-throw shooter, and is also averaging eight assists per game.
When the team gets Victor Oladipo back, the two of them will be must-see TV as a pairing for the remainder of the year. Brogdon is something to marvel at.
Carmelo Anthony, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony’s name would make it on to this list during any year of his prime, and also now because it may be the final time that he is getting consistent playing time. Before he got picked up by Portland a month ago, we did not know if we would ever get to see Anthony play again.
He was playing well enough to remain in Houston, which decided against that. He is scoring 17 points with six boards per game as the third option in Portland, which has been playing much better basketball of late.
Anthony has said he will also play next season, with perhaps Portland being a team he could stick with. No matter his role, he is worth watching every night for his ability to get hot, his fun antics on the boards, and the fact that he is an NBA great.
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors
An NBA champion as Kawhi Leonard’s co-pilot a year ago, Pascal Siakam has helped the Raptors remain among the best in a revamped East as the top dinosaur in Toronto this season. He has played like a true star at just 25, averaging 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game, shooting 38 percent from three and 46 percent from the floor.
Siakam has proven himself capable of being a consistent leader, as he was in the games Leonard missed last year. It’s crazy that he only averaged four points and three boards as a rookie.
Siakam works hard on both ends of the floor and has signed his max extension already, keeping him tethered Toronto for another four years.
Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
For three straight years now, the expected backup point guard for the Nets has become the starter due to injuries. Last season, he only made four starts, but Spencer Dinwiddie has really proven himself in his 16 starts this season.
Dinwiddie is averaging 21 points and six assists per game, playing solidly and soundly and proving effective on both ends of the floor. He has stayed prepared, replacing Kyrie Irving and helping the team to an 11-5 record as the starter.
Dinwiddie is a guy who can score from anywhere on the floor and is a must-watch while he’s starting and even coming off the bench.