Top 10 Players To Return In 2020-21 NBA Season
Players who competed inside the 2019-2020 bubble are still recovering from the shortest yet most challenging season in NBA history. But those who skipped the last season due to injuries or personal reasons are now ready to get back in the game.
Here are the top 10 players we expect to see in 2020-21:
Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets – After his Achilles surgery and extended recovery period, former Kia MVP and All-NBA Star Durant is set to return to Brooklyn Nets. The team doesn’t expect his injury history to be an obstacle in the next season.
John Wall, Houston Rockets – Wall hasn’t played since 2019 due to multiple leg injuries. The Wizards traded him with Houston for Russel Westbrook, so he’ll return next season with a new team.
DeMarcus Cousins, Houston Rockets – Another new member of the Rockets is Cousins. After recovering from major injuries, Cousins was forced to drop his last season with the Lakers.
Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons – Though undecided, many are expecting Pistons to showcase Griffin before the trade deadline. Griffin just recovered from two knee surgeries.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves – Towns’ family was severely affected by COVID-19. According to him, he lost seven family members, including his mother. Despite this, he’s determined to return to the court and join the Wolves.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors – Former two-time MVP and three-time champion Curry will return to his team after recovering from a broken left hand. He’s leading the Warriors which is currently in transition.
Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets – An injured shoulder limited Irving to 20 games last season, but he’s now back to launch his new full season with the Nets.
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks – Young was one of the best ranking players in scoring and assists last 2019-20 season. After skipping the playoffs in the restart, he’s back with the Hawks.
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls – Last season, Lavine averaged 25.5 points on 45% shooting and 38% on 3-pointers. He is back as an offensive weapon for the Bulls.
LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs – With Aldridge back as a mid-range player who can play multiple positions, the Spurs now need to decide if they will pick or reroute him before the deadline.