7 Breakout Stars of the 2022 NBA Playoffs

The 2022 NBA playoffs are underway and there's been many new faces taking the spotlight on the biggest stages. Here are the biggest breakout stars so far.

Jordan Poole Golden State Warriors

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Jordan Poole Golden State Warriors

We’re now deep into the first round of the NBA playoffs and there’s no shortage of storylines for a league exploding with talent –but some of that star power is coming from unexpected places. LeBron James may be missing the festivities, and Kevin Durant seems to be on his way out, but there’s a strong group of new players making a name for themselves and taking their game to the next level as the intensity increases.

The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, last year’s NBA Finals teams, find themselves dealing with serious injuries to star players, leaving things wide open. For now, we seem to be in a post-superteam NBA. The uncertainty of who is up for a title run adds to the drama, of course, but also gives a platform for unsung stars and up-and-comers to seize the day. Here’s a look at some of the breakout stars that are doing just that.

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics Playoffs

Jalen Brunson

Jalen Brunson Dallas Mavericks

Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram Pelicans Clippers 2021

Jordan Poole

Jordan Poole Golden State Warriors

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

Tyrese Maxey

Tyrese Maxey Philadelphia 76ers

Desmond Bane

Desmond Bane Memphis Grizzlies

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