NBA Draft Kit: Who's Primed for a Breakout?
NBA Draft Kit: Who's Primed for a Breakout?

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

Alex Barutha dives into 14 players who could make significant leaps in fantasy value this season.

Pascal Siakam, Raptors

Siakam already broke out last year, but with Kawhi Leonard leaving the Raptors over the offseason, Siakam could take another step forward. With Leonard off the court last season, Siakam averaged 20.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and a combined 1.9 steals/blocks per 36 minutes. It's possible Siakam's efficiency will suffer on a worse version of Toronto, but he should be one of the main offensive options alongside Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol.

Mitchell Robinson, Knicks

Robinson is coming off a better-than-expected rookie campaign in which he ranked fourth in total blocks (161), despite playing only 20.6 MPG in 66 appearances. Foul trouble limited his potential, but when he saw at least 30 minutes, he averaged 12.6 points on 73.1 percent shooting, 13.0 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 1.4 steals. Heading into 2019-20, Robinson figures to be the Knicks' starting center. Foul trouble may keep Robinson from garnering 30 minutes on a consistent basis, but he's already established himself as an elite rim-protector and great rebounder

Jaren Jackson, Grizzlies

Jackson's rookie season was cut short due to injury, but not before demonstrating his immense potential. In 20 games seeing at least 30 minutes, Jackson averaged 18.7 points, 6.0 boards and 3.0 combined steals/blocks. He has enormous upside as the starting power forward on a rebuilding team. He'll be in line for a better year based off of increased minutes alone, but if

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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