We take a look at 5 players to look out for this NBA season

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NBA player Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

Kawhi Leonard is itching to bring a championship parade to his hometown. The likelihood is promising as he is at the height of his powers right now, and with good health. Leonard is also coming off of the best season of his career. Even though he missed more than a quarter of the regular season, mostly due to management, he has had a historic postseason that led to the Toronto Raptors winning their first-ever championship.

In order to win the title for the Clippers this season, Leonard will have to be every bit as good as he was last season. 

Will Leonard become the first player to win the Finals MVP award for three different teams?  Kawhi Leonard to win MVP odds: 9.5*

*Odds are subject to change. Find all the latest odds on Yobetit.com

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NBA player Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers 

Damian Lillard led the Portland Trail Blazers to the Western Conference finals last season for the first time since 2000. This season the All-NBA guard has his sights set even higher.

Lillard averaged 25.8 points, 6.9 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 80 regular-season contests last season where the Blazers’ fell at the hands of the Golden State Warriors. 

In the offseason, Portland signed Lillard to a four-year, $196 million supermax extension after he reached second on the franchise’s all-time scoring list, behind only Clyde Drexler, in March.

While Damian Lillard won’t have the luxury of sitting out games this season in the brutal Western Conference, he is roaring for a win.

Portland’s quest to make the NBA Finals for the first time since 1991-92, and win its first title since 1976-77—begins Oct. 23 at home against the Denver Nuggets.

3
NBA Player Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell could very well be the star the Jazz need if he were to become more ruthless. We predict he will be able to do anything necessary to pull it off this season. 

Of the 38 players that ended more than 25 percent of his team’s possessions while on the floor last season, Mitchell ranked 31st in true shooting percentage, 29th in effective field goal percentage, 34th in two-point percentage, 28th in player efficiency rating, 29th in win shares per 48 minutes, and 24th in free-throw rate.

Mitchell is certainly a star some of the time, often when his team needs a hoop. If he is able to be a killer all of the time, he could very well generate more efficient shots and lead the way to a title. 

4
NBA Player Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum has come a long way over the past two years. From a wide-eyed rookie to an indispensable part of the Celtics team.  During the 2018 postseason. Tatum emerged as the Irving-less Celtic’ leading man, averaging over 18 points per game, and upping his assists to 2.7 per game while continuing with his highly efficient shooting. 

Tatum set a Boston Celtics rookie record in scoring twenty or more points in seven straight playoff games and tied Donavon Mitchell for the second-longest such streak in NBA history.

If Tatum’s lackluster 2018-2019 season was indeed caused by a dearth of opportunities, given the team’s makeup overhaul this offseason, this is an obstacle he should be able to overcome in 2019-2020.

Will Jayson Tatum live up to expectations? Boston Celtics to Win odds: 26*

*Odds are subject to change. Find all the latest odds on Yobetit.com

Trae Young

In his tremendous rookie campaign, Young averaged 19.1 points per game and 8.1 assists per game. With his scoring talent and passing acumen, seeing a 20/10 stat line for Young in his second season seems fairly reasonable.

Young was one of the worst defenders in the NBA last season, but he silenced his doubters when it came to his offensive game. So, even slight improvements should help vault him into the tier of NBA superstars.

Trae Young to be MVP odds: 151* 

*Odds are subject to change. Find all the latest odds on Yobetit.com

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