TSFJ’s 6 NBA Players Of Intrigue For The 2013-14 SeasonBasketball, The Fam — By The Fam on October 29, 2013 at 10:30 am
You’ve read a ton of season previews, snickered at predictions and likely dusted off some Santeria rituals in your basement to haunt your favorite team’s rivals. All are okay in our book as long as you wished no physical harm to any player or coach, but we also recognize that you might have heard the same stuff over and over again.
How the Brooklyn Neltics Nets and Los Angeles Clippers suddenly now have that championship mettle, if only for this season thanks to some spare parts from the decayed Boston Celtics.
How Derrick Rose is the finishing touch to the Chicago Bulls’ push for June basketball.
How the Indiana Pacers just might have enough to take down the Miami Heat.
How the Oklahoma City Thunder might catch San Antonio slipping like they were supposed to last year.
Yeah, that’s all cute and some of it might be true. However, in lieu of the standard previews and predictions, we’ve come to tell you a few players some of us are keeping a close eye on this season.
There’s a catch, of course: you will not see the names of expected superstars here. Anyone who considers her- or himself an NBA fan will obviously check for LeBron, Dwight, KD, Carmelo and even Rose and Kobe (when he returns). These are guys we’re looking at for a variety of reasons: local intrigue, hope for greater national profiles, sheer comedy and/or stubborn hope.