Every sports site on Earth posts it’s list of breakout candidates before a season starts, but I hold John Hollinger of ESPN.com in higher esteem that others, especially based on last year’s list. He predicted Mike Dunleavy’s career season and his only real misfires were Darko and Bargnani.
This season, his All-Breakout Team includes Andray Blatche, Amir Johnson, Jordan Farmar (all three contingent on playing time) and he actually considers J.R. Smith his best bet for Most Improved Player.
Other interesting nuggets: he expects bounce back years from Zach Randolph and Boris Diaw and considers Ronnie Brewer a “Stealth All-Star Candidate”. Interesting stuff.