Your Turn (Beckett Basketball No. 247): Who’s the break-out star of the season?

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor

A year ago, Linsanity was taking the NBA by storm and creating cardboard calamity that hadn’t been seen in some time on the hardwood.

This year, James Harden seems to be injecting himself into the top-player spotlight as he’s dominating with a new team and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kobe and LeBron.

For the Your Turn page in Beckett Basketball, we simply want to know … who do you think is break-out star of the 2012-13 season?

Maybe it’s one of today’s rookies or a guy who’s been around but found a key spot where he can shine — and turn common cardboard into something more.

Tell us who and why and we’ll run a selection of your answers in the issue.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


My pick is my favorite player -> Jamal Crawford. He is doing such a great job with the Clippers and should be crowned 6th Man of the year. I can’t wait to see what he does in the Playoffs. He is an explosive player who works well with his teammates and is fun to watch.

Posted February 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink
David Johnson

With the Knicks playing well, Carmelo Anthony is finally having a resurgence in NYC. Interest in his cards is starting to increase as he is leading the Knicks into the playoffs. If NYC can play deep into the playoffs or knock Miami out of the top spot in the East then Anthony’s cardboard should see an even bigger rise.

Posted February 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

Kyrie Irving is the breakout star of the season. He was the best of the rookie class last year, but he has taken the leap to All-Star and team leader in this his second season.

Posted February 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

Paul George because he is leading the Pacers to a NBA Championship!!

Posted February 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

Got to be Kyrie but not a surprise breakout like Linsanity which is whast I think they are looking for. If I had to pick an “unknown” or “under the radar” player like Lin was last season, I would say Greg Monroe.

Posted February 9, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink
chaz B23

LeBron James. he keeps improving every season, which is scary for the NBA. best of all time. long live the king

Posted February 9, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink

I’d say kyrie or lillard

Posted February 9, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

From a “new” player standpoint, Kyrie is the breakout player. From a “veteran” perspective, Carmelo Anthony is the breakout player. It all depends on your view!

Posted February 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

Its says “turn common Cardboard into something more”. Lebron, Kyrie, Lillard and Anthony have already pretty much hit their peeks either this year or years ago. This is not news…. Im pretty sure they are asking for not so obvious answers. Lebron?? Really?? Did you just start watching basketball or something? This is about the Collecting, not the playing. Yes, all these players are great, but its not a surprise their cards are getting high value.

Posted February 10, 2013 at 9:51 am | Permalink

Not a very exciting player suggestion, but Nikola Pekovic is having a pretty darn good season at the Wolves

Posted February 11, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

Nicolas Batum

Posted February 11, 2013 at 9:18 am | Permalink
daniel miles

I know the lakers have had a rough season and all, but you have to give a shout out to earl clark and how is progressing as a player. Never know, when he’ll step out and be a all-star performer if he’s giving the chance!! GO LAKERS**

Posted February 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

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