10 Sorare NBA players set to have breakout seasons 2022-23

Posted 29th September 2022

10 Sorare NBA players set to have breakout seasons 2022-23

Using our in-depth scouting, we found the players that bring value for money to your Sorare NBA lineups

The 2021-2022 NBA season was spectacular.  There were a lot of unforeseen moments and perplexing challenges as the league began the slow rebound from the “Covid Year.”   Many stars switched teams (from free agency or forced trades), the rules were updated to allow for a better watching experience (they say), and the Warriors once again proved that they are a dynasty (at least for this era).  

How will the 2022-23 season be different? 

Who will shine both on and off the court?  Are there any surprises in store for the fans?  Who will come out on top?  Ultimately, only time will tell.  We can all agree that the NBA is full of talent that is going to keep rising and growing in the years ahead.  Listed below are 10 players who are poised to have a breakout season in 2022-23. 

Paolo Banchero

Break-In: The 2022 number one pick for the Orlando Magic has nowhere to go but up, and he’s doing just that by averaging 20 points and six assists at the 2022 NBA Summer League.  

Break-Out: With a 41-inch vertical and killer handles, he is sure to become a perennial all-star and maybe even an NBA champion in the near future.

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Jalen Green

Break-In: Drafted as the number two pick of the 2021 NBA season, Jalen Green has shown time and time again that he belongs.  In his rookie season, he averaged 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and came in third place in Rookie of the Year votes.  

Break-Out: If the Houston Rockets blast off this season, it will be led by Jalen Green.

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Christian Wood

Break-In: Another up-and-coming star, who was formerly a Rocket, is Christian Wood.  Wood’s defensive prowess earned him a starting role on the Houston Rockets last year and a blockbuster trade to the contending Dallas Mavericks.  

Break-Out: He joins The Don (Luka Doncic) and will certainly catapult the Mavericks to the top of the conference with 10.1 rebounds and a 62% field goal percentage.

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LaMelo Ball

Break-In: The youngest of the famous Ball Brothers, LaMelo Ball is a baller in his own right.  The starting point guard for the Charlotte Hornets led them to the 2022 Play-In Tournament and led them in assists and steals.  

Break-Out: Only second to Miles Bridges in points, he averaged 39% from three and had a field goal percentage of 43%, stinging the league and positioning himself for a breakout season.

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Caris LeVert

Break-In: Don’t let his name fool you.  Caris LeVert may come from a family of singing performers, but his game is way more than a performance.  He can sing and dance you to sleep with his killer crossover and then swish the rock in your face with his killer clutch gene that even made Dame Dolla sweat a little in the 2020 Play-In Tournament game, where Levert led the Nets with 37 points in a one-point loss.  

Break-Out: LeVert has demonstrated his worth by averaging 17 points and 4.3 assists, but the fact that many of the contending teams want him on their rosters is proof enough that he is poised for a breakout any day now.

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Anthony Edwards

Break-In: Another number one pick on this list is the NBA All-Rookie Team’s Anthony Edwards.  Drafted as the number one pick in the 2020 draft, Edwards lived up to the hype by leading the Timberwolves to an above .500 record as the seventh seed and leading them to their first time back in the Playoffs since the 2017-2018 season.

Break-Out: Averaging 21.3 points and 3.8 assists while putting up a PER of 15.2 (higher than the league average), Anthony will poise himself for a break-out year and the Timberwolves for an ultimate comeback.

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Evan Mobley

Break-In: This almost seven-foot big man is just getting started.  As a rookie who was drafted in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft, Mobley has been nothing short of amazing.  With a 7’4 wingspan and a smothering defensive game, he is dominating a small-ball league.  He did more than his part on a Cleveland Cavaliers team that hadn’t been in the playoffs since its Lebron James-led days of 2018, by helping them reach the Play-In Tournament.

Break-Out: He undoubtedly will do even more damage to the league if he manages to surpass his 15 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks.  He may even take the Cavs to the Playoffs and beyond.

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Robert Williams III

Break-In: Although he isn’t the beloved William (Bill Russell) that dominated an entire era in the NBA, Robert Williams is still a dominant force on the Celtics, a championship contender.  In fact, he has a plus-minus of +364 in his career, proving that he is vital to the Celtics’ success.  Even on the biggest stage in basketball, the NBA Finals, Williams didn’t shy away from the moment, averaging 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.  

Break-Out: It can easily be argued that he is one of the best up-and-coming big men in the game.  With Ime Udoka’s tenure up in the air and trade possibilities lurking, Williams has to play a pivotal role and has to poise himself for a break-out season if the Celtics want to repeat their trip to the Finals.

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Ben Simmons

Break-In:  Despite his questionable reputation of being weak and soft, Simmons has shown many times that he is a baller that can be a game-changer for the right team.  As a rookie that was drafted as the number one pick in 2016 but was sidelined due to injury, Simmons made a splash in the 2017-2018 season.  

He put up Michael Jordan-Lebron James-like numbers of 1200+ points, 600+ assists, 600+ rebounds, and 50+ steals in his debut season alone, earning him the Rookie of the Year Award.  Let’s also not forget that he was a crucial piece to the 76ers’ quest for a championship in 2019 when they fell short of making the Eastern Conference Finals by one lucky shot from the eventual Finals MVP, Kahwi Leonard.  

Break-Out:  Now, with a fresh start on a new championship-contending team, Simmons has a chance to redeem his name and his game.  If he can stay healthy (physically and mentally), he can once again show the league why he was drafted as the number one pick and show the world that he can still put the ball in the net.

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Zion Williamson

Break-In:  Another star, drafted as the number one pick, yet sidelined by an early injury, is Zion Williamson.  The star Duke forward was coined as the “next Lebron” as many took note of his large frame and athletic build combined with the speed, agility, and verticality of a point guard.  Averaging more than 30 points in college, most knew that he would be drafted high, and they knew that the sky would be the limit–if he remained healthy.  

Break-Out:  Reportedly losing weight and working out with some of the top trainers in the association, Zion is poised to do the most damage this league has seen since Shaq.  Running the floor with the skilled and versatile C.J. McCollum, the Pelicans are sure to make the Playoffs, and who knows, Zion may live up to the hype and bust the NBA wide open.

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