Sam Smith of Bulls.com and HoopsWorld are out with their 2009-10 "bust-outs". Both name Brook Lopez. "The Nets center has a chance to begin putting up big time numbers not only because the team is a mess," writes Smith. HoopsWorld agrees: "playing for what could be a dismal Nets team, Lopez will get more than enough opportunities". Yi Jianlian makes Smith's "bust" list: "Too much of a finesse player."
- Predicting the NBA season’s busts and bust outs - Sam Smith - Bulls.com
- Breakout Seasons Due For… - Joel Brigham - HoopsWorld