Compared to the rest of the NBA, the LA Clippers quite easily have one of the deepest rosters. Even after the superstar duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, there are guys like Norman Powell, Russell Westbrook, Terance Mann, and many more. If this squad stays healthy, they will inevitably win the NBA Finals.
However, one player on the LA Clippers’ roster is often overlooked, and it won’t last much longer. The former Denver Nugget, Bones Hyland, is set for a breakout season. He has the flashiness, the hustle, and, most importantly, the will to win.
Furthermore, Hyland’s third-year leap should be one Clippers fans should watch for. If he meets the fans’ expectations, there is no reason why head coach Tyronn Lue cannot lead this team to a top-three seed.
3. The willingness to get a bucket
Along with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Norman Powell, Bones Hyland is a guy the LA Clippers can look to if they need a score. He is phenomenal around the rim and has a level of confidence like no other. Not to mention, Hyland is a very effective shooter from beyond the arc.
Moreover, Hyland showcased his ability to score several times throughout the offseason. Especially in Pro-AM games, the former first-round pick let the rest of the league know he is approaching this season with a vengeance.
Once the preseason rolled around, Hyland gave Clippers fans a preview of what’s in store for the season. On top of averaging over 12.3 points in 18 minutes, the rising star showed off his playmaking skills and one-of-a-kind handle.
That said, Hyland’s willingness to score is one of the main reasons why he will have a remarkable breakout season.