Which players are best positioned to dominate the decade to come? In the interest of looking forward, SI selected five stars best positioned to parlay their talent into extended success as the 2020s begin.
He was recently anointed the best high school basketball prospect since LeBron James. He has been compared to Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. He also has a documentary tracking his every step. It won’t be long before Emoni Bates is a household name.
While Team USA is without its typical firepower, it is not devoid of talent all together. The Crossover takes a look at the best available players, devises a potential roster for the FIBA World Cup and points out who could miss the cut.
The Trail Blazers secured the other half of their heralded backcourt, locking CJ McCollum up with a three-year, $100 million contract extension. Portland pays a tall price tag, but McCollum has proved his worth.