<
>

CLIP REEL: NBA'S BREAKOUT GUYS

The future? Getty Images

Check out the NEXT Department page from the current issue of ESPN The Magazine . It nominates five players who may break out in the NBA this season: Andray Blatche, Ronnie Brewer, Louis Williams, Martell Webster and Rodney Stuckey. Sad thing about a 'department' in a magazine: it's only one page. (Never fear, though: there's a whole issue coming in a few months dedicated to NEXT.) We decided to provide you with even more information, including some videos, on the quintet. You deserve it.

BLATCHE
Wiki.
Basketball Reference.
NBA.Com page.
Nice highlight mix of the dude.
Interview in the Wizards player lounge.
He does man-on-the-street bits.
This shot didn't count, but man, is it impressive.
For people that think he's a bad apple because of the arrest, here's a clip of him reading to schoolchildren.
This video slugs him 'the next Kevin Garnett,' which could be legitimate.
Here's another filthy slam.

BREWER
Wiki.
Basketball Reference.
NBA.Com.
Nice mix of college and pro highlights.
Interview with him.
Hey, he visits elementary schools too!
Sweet reverse dunk.
He's a pretty humorous dude. We should get him to do some pranks for us or something.
Sweet putback dunk.
"A brief word on Ronnie Brewer."

WILLIAMS
Wiki.
Basketball Reference.
NBA.Com.
Nice three-minute rip of highlights from Louis.
19 points in the 4th quarter vs. the Raptors.
"Baseline crush."
Nice NBA Access piece on Louis.
Sweet dunk from Summer League two years ago.
Here, he dunks over Wade and Haslem. Unreal.
Breaks Manu's ankles here.

WEBSTER
Wiki.
Basketball Reference.
NBA.Com.
Nice mix of highlights.
He scored 24 points in a quarter vs. a very good Jazz team.
Seriously, how good has the Seattle area become in terms of producing NBA talent in the last few years?
Another nice mix of Martell.
Hammer Slam!
A teaser video for the official Martell Webster fansite. 18 seconds of goodness.
Nice headline (and good article): "Webster says he's all grown up."

STUCKEY
Wiki.
Basketball Reference.
NBA.Com.
"Stuckey Interview and Highlights."
Stuckey owning the world champs.
This is a nine-minute Stuckey video called "I Wanna Play!" Unfortunately, there's always the issue of Chauncey.
Nice dime to McDyess.
Rodney seems to be quite tight with Aaron Afflalo.
"Who is Rodney Stuckey?" You'll soon know.
Good profile on Stuckey from the Detroit Free Press.