Golden State Warriors: The Next Wave of Superstars

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Apr 26, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) pumps his fist after the Warriors made a basket against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 110-108. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

In the NBA, superstars reign supreme amongst their peers. Championship-caliber teams need a superstar that shoulders the burdens associated with being in high-pressure situations. The names that come to mind are Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan – guys that have maintained sustained success throughout the course of their careers. Championships, sponsorships and stadium attendance followed them wherever they went. As many of the superstars of millennium’s first decade approach the end of their careers, it’s time to start paying attention to the guys that will carry the league from here on out.

Here are ten guys that are going to be mainstays of the league for the next decade. From point guard to center, each of these players have incredibly high talent ceilings and with determination, can become the league’s next wave of must-see players.

Though guys like Kevin Durant, James Harden and Stephen Curry are young, they are being excluded from this list. Each of those players have already proved that they are worthy successors to the keys of the league.

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