TrueHoop projections: Players set to explode

And…surprise! Your favorite player will probably play a little worse this season.

BY HENRY ABBOTT

During last year’s playoffs, David Thorpe used a word that succinctly captured something for me. The Raptors had some players who, as he put it, “accelerated.” As in, Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam had careers on a certain trajectory and then kicked them into another gear. Accelerators are easy to find on title rosters and, I’d argue, a …

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