Last year in the NBA Bubble, we saw plenty of players bust onto the scene and put together some incredible, breakout performances. In the first-round alone, in one single series, we saw Jamal Murray for the Nuggets and Donovan Mitchell for the Jazz have some of the best postseason performances in NBA history, recording multiple games in the same series with 50+ points.
In fact, both guys went for 50+ points in Game 4 of this first-round series last year! While we may not be gearing up to see as historic of performances this year, there are still plenty of well-known and younger talents that will be playing in the postseason this year and could very well end up being the keys for their team’s potential success.
The NBA Playoffs are a time for the stars of the game to come out and prove why they are among the league’s best, regardless of how they played during the regular season and with potentially 14 of the 16 playoff teams this year having at least one All-Star on their team, we can expect plenty of high-level basketball to be played.
Nonetheless, we will still see plenty of breakout stars who may begin their journey to becoming a star of this league and a potential All-Star in the future in the first-round of this year’s playoffs!
With that said, let’s take a look at 4 potential breakout players to watch in the first-round of the NBA playoffs and potentially longer if their team is able to advance.