NBA Stars to Watch Out for in 2014
The NBA sees a shuffling and tossing of its top stars every season. While the players at the top one season may come crashing down the next, old-timers and perennial warhorses could save the day yet again for sides. Quite a few men are already being tipped to top the charts for the 2014 season.
Favorites at the Bookies This NBA Season
Going by the last matches of the NBA 2013 and the trends that have never failed to predict what teams will make the grade and what players will shake the court in a forthcoming season, we lay down a list of players that could interest you, according to Sports Betting Dime:
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
Dwight Howard has played offensive basketball ever since began playing back in 2004. His rotations and blocking of shots has been a boon like no other for the Rockets. Howard’s return to pre-surgery form is highly important for the Rockets this season. However, lately, Howard has shown glimpses of his former self, one of the league’s best centers, and is the only player after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Hakeem Olajuwon in NBA history to average 17 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks per game, ever since blocks became official stat.
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Tony Parker is not a flashy player for the Spurs, but has managed to hold his own in the face of some really offensive play in the NBA. He has cemented his position as one of the top three point guards in basketball. It is not to be believed that he isn’t good as offense, even though he has emerged in recent times as a top class defender. He still is one better than Russell Westbrook at defense. He is one of the nine players with a double of 3,000 points and 900 assists in his postseason career.
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Only last season, Westbrook joined LeBron James and Dwayne Wade as the only players in ten years to average a minimum of 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists per game in a season. Even though he trails Parker when it comes to defense, Westbrook has greatly improved and has more than made up for his inclination to call his own shot too frequently. Talking of finishing ability, Westbrook is said to have upped his offense to a great extent.
You can also bet on Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James of the Miami Heat.