When the NBA season begins next week, it’s pretty easy to anticipate who will take center stage. MVP candidates Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his new Milwaukee teammate Damian Lillard. LeBron James, trying to add to his legend as he approaches his 39th birthday. And of course, rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama.
A list of the league’s most intriguing players, however, extends well beyond that predictable group of stars. Here are a few more names to watch in 2023-24:
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