Upcoming NBA Players to watch in the coming years


One of the most exciting aspects of any new NBA season is the potential development of the league’s top young athletes who could further showcase their skills and become a future All-Star or even All-NBA talent in the near future.

The next wave of generational talent is already shaping up to be one of the most impressive and highly anticipated in league history, as a number of the best up and coming top starlets are already looking set to put the basketball world on notice and mount a considerable push towards NBA stardom with each passing season.

The latest NBA Finals odds on the DraftKings sportsbook, where you can be sure to check them out here, have already heighten the potential matchups between a number of the league’s top stars who have also aimed to pave the way for the next era of basketball dominance which could bare witness to several upcoming names across the league.

With an eye towards the future, these are the top upcoming NBA stars that fans should be sure to keep a watchful eye on throughout the impending 2023/24 regular season:

  • Anthony Edwards (SG/SF) – Minnesota Timberwolves:

While the Wolves franchise has experienced its fair share of blips throughout the prior regular season, as they failed to secure consecutive appearances in the postseason following their Play-In loss to the Lakers, there is still plenty of optimism around this team due to their high-flying, young star Anthony Edwards.

After being picked first overall in the 2020 NBA Draft, Edwards has dazzled the Minneapolis faithful with some sublime play both on and off the ball with the young star already providing the Wolves franchise with a considerable amount of hope that has not been replicated since Kevin Garnett’s legendary MVP season back in 2004.

Edwards has already made the All-Star team in just his third season as he averaged an astounding 25 points, six rebounds and four assists per game on 46% shooting from the field with a continuous amount of improvement being directed towards his defensive presence.

At just 21 years of age, Edwards has already surpassed his All-Star colleagues in Karl Anthony-Towns and Rudy Gobert as the main threat on a play-off contending team and now looks set to become a future face of the NBA landscape for years to come.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG/SG) – Oklahoma City Thunder:

SGA has taken the NBA world by storm during his short tenure in OKC as part of a rebuilding Thunder franchise, with Shai already being disclosed as one of the league’s most formidable young talents.

After making his first, of what is sure to be many, NBA All-Star selections the Canadian guard has already drawn a considerable amount of hype as he averaged just over thirty points per game which earnt him a few minor nods towards MVP contention.

Despite originally being considered as a minor addition as part of the Clippers trade package for NBA star Paul George back in 2019, SGA has quickly developed into one of the league’s most dynamic and lethal scorers in such a short span of time.

The Thunder have stockpiled a number of considerable draft picks that are likely to result in the selection of several outstanding prospects that could propel them back towards title contention, yet it appears that Shai will likely remain the main star for this team to build around after his absurd 2022/23 NBA season performances.

  • Paolo Banchero (SF/PF) – Orlando Magic:

For the first time since the departure of former superstar Center Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic now finally look to have acquired a roster that could mount a considerable threat towards play-off contention in the coming years, with their main staring piece being the 2022 number one overall pick Paolo Banchero.

Banchero had a rookie year for the ages and has already been widely praised by NBA fans, analysts and even renowned star players such as LeBron James and Jayson Tatum due to his incredible build, maturity, work ethic and overall presence on the basketball court.

The 2022/23 NBA rookie of the year race was a landslide run-away victory for Banchero as he became one of the very few rookies to average over twenty points to go along with seven boards and four assists, with his only glaring concern at this juncture being his three-point shot which is sure to improve with further development.

Paolo is only 20 years of age and has an immense amount of potential to become one of the top stars in the NBA with the Magic also possessing several other impressive key young pieces which will soon have this formally dormant franchise back on notice very soon.

Some other notable upcoming names to keep an eye on include the likes of Cleveland Cavaliers big man Evan Mobley, Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham, Hornets backcourt playmaker LaMelo Ball, Pacers two guard Tyrese Haliburton and finally Houston Rockets big Alperen Sengun.

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