The 2012/2013 NBA Season is officially underway and it has already seen its share or surprise with one team making a major trade that shook the foundation of the league to another team that was was expected to dominate, but so far has been an absolute embarrassment. Here is a list of the thirty players that are expected to have a major impact in their their teams and in the league as a whole. This list does not comprise of the usual suspects such as the big marquee names that most press outlets tend to focus on, but that of the unsung players who usually do not receive the praise and credit that they truly deserve. These are the sleepers who not only have the potential to break out this season, but also the motivation to surpass all expectations to either redeem themselves or to silence their doubters and critics.
So without any further adieu, here are the Thirty names that YOU should be keeping an eye on. This is not a list of today's stars, but of the stars of tomorrow and those who have something to prove--the true warriors who truly make this league great; however, it should be mentioned that these are just speculations. As with everything there are no guarantees--some of these guys may rise to the occasion and some may fall--nonetheless it will still be great to see which ones rise and which ones fall. So enjoy taking a look at this list and be sure to stay tuned for Slap Dog Hoops for more original and insightful content from the NBA and beyond.
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