Future Watch: Sabrina Ionescu Basketball Cards, New York Liberty – Ionescu is the disciple of one of the greatest legends in the sphere of men’s basketball.
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Future Watch: Collin Sexton Basketball Cards, Cleveland Cavaliers – A shock-the-world moment on Jan. 20 was not the 1st time that he pushed passed expectations.
Future Watch: Obi Toppin Basketball Cards, New York Knicks – one of few players in the 2020 NBA Draft with more questions concerning his ceiling than his floor.
Future Watch: Shake Milton Basketball Cards, Philadelphia 76ers – Check out this profile of Shake Milton and his work so far in his third NBA season.
Future Watch: Deni Avdija Basketball Cards, Washington Wizards – Deni Avdija certainly benefited in the 2020 pre-draft period from the rapid sensational emergence of Luka Doncic. After well over a decade of high-level European disappointments in the NBA, Doncic slipped to 3rd in the 2018 NBA Draft simply because personnel executives didn’t know how much to value his dominance of the EuroLeague in his teens. Post-Doncic, international stars like Avdija are being accorded more respect for their potential.
Future Watch: Onyeka Okongwu Basketball Cards, Atlanta Hawks – A high school teammate of Lonzo and LaMelo Ball, Onyeka Okongwu entered the NBA last month with the same expectations of so many in the 2020 draft class – that he will improve his offensive game and thus Atlanta’s capacity for floor spacing. But one of the league’s most intriguing new trends offers him another pathway to early relevance: becoming a playmaking five.
Future Watch: Isaac Okoro Basketball Cards, Cleveland Cavaliers – Isaac Okoro carries with him the expectation that he will be one of the best defensive players in the NBA early in his career. If healthy, there is little question that he will accomplish that; the real question is what else he can do on the court.
Future Watch: LaMelo Ball Basketball Cards, Charlotte Hornets – Few NBA prospects have entered the league in recent years being compared to multiple siblings in the spotlight, but LaMelo Ball is most interesting in his areas of similarity and difference to them.