The next big thing in the NBA is the meta-player.
Meta Knight is one of the best players in the league and it’s no secret he’s one of those who could use a boost in popularity, especially after his breakout year with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And while he’s certainly not a superstar, he has proven to be a valuable role player for teams that need him.
He’s not the first player to get a boost on the NBA draft radar, and he won’t be the last.
That’s because the draft isn’t a linear process, and it isn’t an easy place to go.
It’s not that there’s a lot of room to maneuver.
Drafts are much harder than college or professional basketball, where there’s no need to rush the process and there are a ton of players in high demand.
There’s no pressure on teams to draft a player who has potential, which means there’s not as much pressure on the players themselves.
It’s a perfect scenario for an aspiring NBA player, but it’s also a perfect environment for someone who’s been in the game for too long to just go off the board and expect to be picked in the first round.
That doesn’t mean that the odds of him being a lottery pick aren’t there.
There are still plenty of other prospects on the board who have a shot at being a star, and they’re all getting plenty of time to develop.
But there are still teams that could use another shooter, a guard, a wing, or a point guard.
Here are five players who have proven to have been a top-10 NBA player in recent years.1.
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City ThunderThe Thunder are in a tough spot right now, and Durant is a prime example of why.
The All-Star forward is an absolute beast at the basket, and his passing ability makes him a terrifying weapon for teams trying to defend him on the perimeter.
He’s not only the best scorer in the Western Conference, but he’s also one of only three players in NBA history to have a career PER of 15.5 or higher.
He also has one of just five players to reach 3,000 points.
Durant is the type of player who would make any team a contender and has the potential to become one of these very teams.
If he had stayed healthy throughout the entire 2016-17 season, the Thunder would have been one of three teams to finish in the top five in the West.
Durant would have averaged 29.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in just 38.4 minutes per game, and would have played at a high level every night.
And, if he could’ve stayed healthy all of this season, he would’ve averaged 26.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
But he didn’t, and that’s what makes him the type to be drafted as high as he was.1.)
Stephen Curry, Golden State WarriorsCurry has been a superstar for the past two seasons, but there’s nothing that’s ever prepared him for the spotlight of being the next great player.
He has an enormous amount of talent, but the biggest question mark is how well he can adapt to a new position.
Curry has the skill set to thrive in the modern NBA, but that hasn’t made him a star yet.
He was an All-NBA first-team All-Defensive selection in his second season with the Warriors, but his shooting has taken a big hit in the past few years.
His PER dipped to 12.8 in 2016-2017, and only has averaged over 16 points per game since.
In 2018-19, Curry shot just 33.4 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from three-point range.
His assist numbers dipped to 15.4 and 9.7 in the same seasons.
He still scored a career-high 35.7 points per 100 possessions.
However, his PER was still at 20.7.
That said, Curry has been playing more of a role with Golden State this season and has averaged nearly a triple-double with more than 11 assists and 12 rebounds per game.
He would be a terrific player to add to any team, but a team looking to add a superstar in free agency would have to pay a premium.2.
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland CavaliersKyrie Irving is the kind of player that teams have to be ready to pay huge money for, and there’s only one way that he can do it.
He will have a chance to become the next LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
Irving has the physical tools to be an elite player, and while he hasn’t lived up to his potential yet, his scoring, defense, rebounding and offensive skill set is something teams should be willing to pay top dollar for.
He could become a true superstar in a matter of months.3.
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento KingsThere are a lot to like about Cousins, but one of