NBA Early Prediction: Most Improve Player

There are a lot of changes this off season and there’s a lot of player who will have a chance of showing their real skills.

Here are the top 3 players on my mind that will have a big jump in terms of their stats.

1. Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks): This guys was spectacular in the record breaking run of the Warriors last season. He was the 4th best player in that team behind the Big 3 (Curry, Thompson and Green). He has a limited playing time in that team due to Iguodala’s defensive role with them.

Barnes signed with Dallas Mavericks last summer and it looks like a very good move for his career. He will now be a starter in that team and will have a plenty of playing time to show his real skills.

Last Season Average: 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game
Predicted Next Season Average: 17 points and 7 rebounds per game

2. Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks): Who will forget the Rookie who had been bashed throughout the draft day to pre-season games by the fans? And who will forget the Rookie who finished 2nd in the Rookie of the Year award last season behind Karl Anthony-Towns? That kid is Kristaps Porzingis, this kid averaged 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game while playing alongside with Carmelo Anthony.

I predict that Kristaps will be a big factor of Knick’s success this season, He will not have a very big jump in terms of his stats but the reason why I ranked him 2nd is his effect to the team.

Last Season Average: 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game

Predicted Next Season Average: 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game

3. Dennis Schröder (Atlanta Hawks): Known as the backup point guard of Jeff Teague, this player was one of the best defensive players in the league while contributing 11 points and 4.4 assists per game and playing limited minutes for Atlanta Hawks.

Now Teague had been traded to Indiana and Horford signs with the Celtics, He will now be the main man of this Atlanta Squad alongside with Millsap, Bazemore and Korver.

Last Season Average: 11 points and 4.4 dimes per game
Predicted Next Season Average: 18 points and 6 dimes per game

Mavericks Could Add Wing Depth, Intends to Sign Barnes after Offering Him a Max Deal

A day after letting Chandler Parsons leave and sign a max deal to Memphis Grizzlies, the Dallas Mavericks made a headline by agreeing to terms with Harrison Barnes in a Four-Year, $95 million deal.

Despite a poor performance in the 2016 NBA finals which Barnes and the Warriors lost against the Cavaliers in 7 games, Barnes is getting his wish to sign a max contract after having a great regular season averaging 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.9 minutes per game.

The Warriors have a chance to match the contract of Barnes but they will find themselves in difficulty trying to match the max contract offered by the Mavericks to the one-time NBA champion.

Barnes is only 24 years old and has a lot of room for development. He is one of the rising stars of the league. NBA analysts believe that he is only overshadowed by the Warriors big three of Green, Thompson and Curry.

Free Agency News: L.A. Lakers – If They Can’t Land Kevin Durant, The Back-Up Plan is to Choose From Their Wish List

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

The Los Angeles Lakers are going All out in pursuing free agents this offseason. There are a lot of talents in mind that they’re aiming to acquire before the NBA Season starts.

The Primary Objective is to land Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant to the Lakers. Durant has been one of the hottest topics in Free Agency this year. It has been reported that the 27-year-old small forward has already talked to different teams, but the Lakers were not among the list.

But aside from Durant. The Lakers have also been eyeing on some players like Hassan Whiteside, Al Horford, Nicolas Batum and Harrison Barnes.

It is still unclear if they’ll get one from the list, but we’re hoping and still waiting for the Lakers to make their move.