10 Unknown NBA Players To Keep An Eye On In 2016-17
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The NBA is popular because of the superstars that inhabit the league. We’re not going to look at them. We’re going to look at the unknowns.

The NBA is a player’s league. It markets itself around superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. But as player friendly, as it is the NBA only exposes the nation to a certain big market highlight reel type of star. This isn’t about the superstars for once. Today we’re going to look at some of the guys the league ignores. The guys you hardly ever read about, if at all.

Some are budding young talents, and others are just a sample of quality unsung role players. It is hard to narrow down the list to 10 as so many good players go overlooked in the NBA but we did.

Make a note of the names on this list as you pass through because by the end of the 2016-17 season you may be reading about one of them.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.