One player from all 30 NBA teams who can break out and become a star this season

The NBA season is upon us once again, and it figures to be an interesting one.

While this offseason saw insane movement among star players, this NBA season should be equally as interesting for the number of exciting young players that look poised to break out.

We went through each roster to find a potential breakout player for all 30 teams. When possible, we tried to avoid choosing rookies, but on some occasions, a promising rookie was the clearest choice.

Take a look at the players who could become stars this year.


Atlanta Hawks: John Collins, PF

Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: Collins excelled at Summer League, showing off athleticism and a knack for finishing around the basket. With the departure of Paul Millsap in the offseason, he should be able to soak up many of the minutes and delight fans with highlight-reel plays.


Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum, F

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Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: Tatum has already impressed people around the Celtics with his ability to pick up schemes and plays. He appears to already be an NBA-ready scorer, and Celtics president Danny Ainge said he liked Tatum enough that he would have taken him No. 1 in the draft.


Brooklyn Nets: D’Angelo Russell, G

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Experience: 3rd season

One thing to know: Russell’s growth in LA stalled out, and with the team all but locked in on Lonzo Ball, he got shipped off to Brooklyn. Now he’ll get a chance to both play on the ball and off of it next to Jeremy Lin and his crafty playmaking and shooting could make him a foundational piece for a growing Nets team.


Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk, G

Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: Monk fell to 11th in the draft where Charlotte happily scooped him up. An explosive shooter and scorer with the ability to handle the ball, Monk should supply a needed dose of playmaking for an offense that often went through dry spells.


Chicago Bulls: Kris Dunn, PG

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Experience: 2nd year

One thing to know: While Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen were the centerpieces of the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, the point-guard-deprived Bulls could be a good spot for Dunn. Dunn disappointed in his rookie year, but he should get plenty of minutes and opportunities to become a real playmaker in Fred Hoiberg’s system.


Cleveland Cavaliers: Ante Zizic, C

Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: Minutes may be hard to come by on this loaded Cavs team, but Zizic, who came over in the Kyrie Irving trade, is one of the few true big men on the roster. The Cavs have lacked a shot-blocking, easy-buckets force outisde of Tristan Thompson and could find one in Zizic.


Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr., PG

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Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: A few Summer League performances left NBA fans wondering why Smith didn’t go higher in the draft. Explosive and capable of creating his own shot, Smith is projected to both help the Mavs offense this year and be a staple of their future rebuild.


Denver Nuggets: Jamal Murray, G

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: Murray made the All-Rookie Second Team last season but is expected to be a big part of a growing, promising Nuggets team. The first step in breaking out will be locking down the starting point guard spot.


Detroit Pistons: Stanley Johnson, SF

Experience: 3rd season

One thing to know: Johnson stalled out last season after an impressive rookie year, but Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has already spoken about the need for the defensive-minded Johnson to continue developing. His scoring role may increase this season, particularly with Marcus Morris heading to Boston.


Golden State Warriors: Patrick McCaw, G/F

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: McCaw didn’t stand out much last year, but he held his own when tasked with bigger minutes in the playoffs and Finals. One of the younger Warriors on the team, McCaw could get more minutes this season as a multi-position defender.


Houston Rockets: Isaiah Taylor, PG

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: The deep Rockets are a little shallow at point guard. When Chris Paul and James Harden aren’t manning the position, the ball should go to the 23-year-old Isaiah Taylor, who impressed in D-League his rookie year.


Indiana Pacers: Domantas Sabonis, F-C

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: Acquired in the Paul George trade, Sabonis figures to get plenty of minutes and shots in Indiana. Presumably slotted next to Myles Turner in the front-court, Sabonis can get post-up opportunities when Turner is on the perimeter and space the floor when Turner works inside.


Los Angeles Clippers: Milos Teodosic, PG

Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: At 30, Teodosic is making his NBA debut after shining in Euroleague with his electric playmaking. A Chris Paul replacement he is not, but his flashy passes and court vision have already wowed the NBA world after just one preseason game.


Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram, F

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: Sure, Lonzo Ball will be the star of the show, but Ingram has a chance to become a true foundational piece for the Lakers this season. Team president Magic Johnson has already said he sees big things coming for the 2015 No. 2 pick.


Memphis Grizzlies: Wayne Selden, G-F

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: Selden earned some minutes in the postseason, and though he struggled with his shot, he contributed in other ways. A strong Summer League combined with the departures of Tony Allen and Vince Carter and injury to Ben McLemore could land Selden a starting spot.


Miami Heat: Rodney McGruder, G-F

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: McGruder already finds himself in Miami’s starting lineup thanks to his do-it-all effectiveness. Head coach Erik Spoelstra raved about McGruder, saying: “He’s a winner … If you don’t watch him for three months, he’ll be a much different player, because he’ll continue to improve.”


Milwaukee Bucks: Thon Maker, F-C

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: Maker, a high school phenom who showed flashes as a rookie last season, has the potential to take the Bucks to the next level if he can develop into a stretch center. Impossibly long and athletic, Maker seems like a blank slate and could benefit from developing under a similar physical specimen: Giannis Antetokounmpo.


Minnesota Timberwolves: Nemnja Bjelica, PF

Experience: 3rd season

One thing to know: The Timberwolves are heavy on veterans who figure to log most of the minutes, but Bjelica could carve out a role as one of the few bigs capable of spreading the floor.


New Orleans Pelicans: Ian Clark, G

Experience: 5th season

One thing to know: The Pelicans will need all of the shooting and playmaking around Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins that they can get. Clark, after two years, with the Warriors can do both and wisely move off the ball to create more room.


New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina, G

Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: The Knicks are in full rebuilding mode. The team took Ntilikina with the eighth pick in the draft in hopes that he can one day form a devastating guard-big man combination with Kristaps Porzingis. They won’t rush his development, but with few other viable guard options, Ntilikina should get plenty of opportunities.


Oklahoma City Thunder: Alex Abrines, G-F

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: In acquiring Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, the Thunder didn’t sacrifice much, but they did lose a bit of depth and shooting. After shooting 38% on 247 three-point attempts last season, Abrines may become a valuable shooter, defender, and creator on the wing for the Thunder.


Orlando Magic: Jonathan Isaac, F

Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: The Magic are still looking for a foundational piece to their rebuild, and they hope Isaac is the answer. Long, athletic, with the ability to stretch the floor and defend, Isaac may not leap off the page immediately, but he appears to have a good feel for the game and will get the minutes to shine.


Philadelphia 76ers: Markelle Fultz, G

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Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: This one is simple: Fultz was the No. 1 pick for a Sixers team expected to make a jump. He figures to switch on and off the ball, but his shooting, playmaking, and scoring should all be welcome on a team that has struggled on offense in recent years.


Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson, G-F

Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: One of the top prospects in the draft, Jackson has the tools to make an immediate impact in NBA games. The Suns, another team in full rebuild mode, will hope that he can blend his defense and playmaking with high-scoring guard Devin Booker to give them a promising duo on the wings.


Portland Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic, C

Experience: 4th season

One thing to know: Nurkic gave the Blazers new life (and vice versa) after a trade-deadline deal with the Nuggets last season. Nurkic averaged 15-10-3 with Portland before getting hurt right before the playoffs. He’ll look to continue that production in his first full season with Portland.


Sacramento Kings: Skal Labissiere, F

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: Let loose at the end of the season, the young, raw Labissiere flashed the potential that made him the 28th pick in the 2015 draft despite little production in college. This season, the young, wily Kings should provide Labissiere even more opportunity to find his footing.


San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte Murray, PG

Experience: 2nd season

One thing to know: The Spurs have questions at point guard this year with Tony Parker expected to miss most of the year following a rupture in his knee. Murray, a late pick in 2015, will compete with Patty Mills for the point guard spot, but is a more natural playmaker and could give the Spurs some much-needed driving and kicking to the perimeter.


Toronto Raptors: Bruno Caboclo

Experience: 4th season

One thing to know: Famously described as being “two years away from being two years away,” when he was drafted in 2013, Caboclo’s fourth season should mean he’s ready to contribute. He had a strong season last year with the Raptors’ championship D-League team and with the team moving on from Demarre Carroll and Patrick Patterson this summer, could find minutes as a defensive stopper and presence on the wings.


Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell, G

Experience: Rookie

One thing to know: Mitchell was a star in Summer League and had some people wondering how he fell to 13th in the draft. On a Jazz team that lacks creators and scorers, Mitchell could carve out a role for himself as a combo guard capable of getting into the lane and getting his own shot.


Washington Wizards: Kelly Oubre, F

Experience: 3rd season

One thing to know: Perhaps best known for shoving Kelly Olynyk in the playoffs, Oubre is nonetheless an intriguing forward entering his third season. He’s shown flashes of being an all-around player, but the top-heavy Wizards need him to take the next step if they want to compete with the best teams in the East.


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