Basketball season is upon us, which player are you most excited to watch this year?


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The Philadelphia 76ers will look to bounce back from a rough 2012-2013 campaign on Wednesday.

The NBA season is set to start tonight — the stage is going to be electric being that the defending champion — the Miami Heat — will take on the Chicago Bulls.

There are a lot of players in the NBA who are ready for this season to start, the battle to the championship begins Tuesday, which player will you be watching?

Ryan and Bryan give their input on who will be the players to watch this year during this week’s edition of The Hot Corner.

Ryan:
With the basketball season coming fast I am getting overwhelmingly excited to see the stars back on the court. As for the Derrick Rose hype I’m looking past that.

“The Return” doesn’t concern me.

I am a fan who likes to watch the rookies play. Personally I am a Philadelphia 76ers fan so I will have my eye on Michael Carter-Williams and the undrafted rookie Khalif Wyatt.

Outside of the Sixers’ big-name rookies I am also excited to see what players like Otto Porter, Anthony Bennett and Ben McLemore will bring to the big stage.

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The Miami Heat are looking to defend their back-to-back season championships when they start the 2013-2014 year on Tuesday.

Watching the rookie sensations is fun but I also like watching veterans like Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. The talent these guys have is insane.

The amount of time and effort they put into the game they love must be treated with respect. Guys like Kobe Bryant, who is coming off a serious injury, do whatever it takes to become better at the game.

The teams have been practicing and getting ready for another grueling basketball season and the players themselves are anxious to finally get back and the court.

They want to show everyone that they have been working hard and honing their skills throughout the offseason.
There are a lot of players to watch this year — personally I am excited to see which one of the rookies will make the biggest impact. The usual veterans, like Lebron James and Durant, will perform to near perfection as usual.

I’m excited to see what the newcomers will bring to the league.

Bryan:
With the basketball season very close, I will be closely watching the possibility of the Miami Heat winning their third straight championship.

Even though it breaks my heart to see the Heat run through my 76ers, it is hard to deny the fact that LeBron James could probably beat teams on his own.

It will definitely be interesting to watch if any teams can dethrone the Heat, but there are some other big names to watch this season. The one who I am interested in seeing is how Dwight Howard plays this season in his new home. The past two seasons, he has been less than stellar, but it seems as though he is excited to play in Houston.

All the big names are ready for the season to start and all the rookies are excited to begin their first regular season grind and the fans are ready to watch.

As a 76ers fan, as is Ryan, it will certainly be exciting to see how the new head coach manages the team and how the team meshes will all the rookies.


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