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If there is something we know about fantasy basketball enthusiasts, it is their love for the ‘next big thing.’ They are not necessarily after the aesthetics; they just want someone who will light up their fantasy team.

It is also worth mentioning that fantasy players love investing in rising talents because of their relatively low prices in the market. So, it is no surprise that everyone is out for the rising talents in fantasy drafts—they increase the excitement!

We did our research, and we are back with a list of some of the best-rising talents you can have in your fantasy basketball. These ballers may not necessarily be the most eye-catching players at the moment, but rest assured that they are worthy investments in your team. Feel free to also check their props odds in a top bookie like Bovada Sportsbook. That said, let’s dive in immediately.

Anthony Edwards

If you take a moment to check Anthony Edwards' rookie season, you will immediately recognize that he is a force to reckon with. The young point guard, playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, is well-known for his remarkable scoring abilities. He is also a great highlight reel player with several impressive dunks.

Anthony “Ant-Man” Edwards averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game in his rookie season. Now imagine what numbers he’ll be racking in years to come!

You could use a player like Edwards for your fantasy team because of his impressive scoring record. He is the kind of player to put in big numbers to carry your team when other players are not performing up to expectation.

In addition, his unreal athleticism gives him better chances at contributing to other fantasy grading categories like steals and blocks. So, in terms of versatility, Edwards is an asset for your fantasy team.

Tyrese Haliburton

With Haliburton, you get a point guard and shooting guard in one player. You know how great that will be for your fantasy team, right?

Well, Haliburton has an exceptional rookie season with the Sacramento Kings. He amassed an average of 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game, catching the attention of fans. This 6-foot-5 sensation is graced with amazing perks such as eagle vision on the court, next-level IQ, insane work rate, and maximum efficiency while playing.

Looking back at Haliburton's perks, it is a no-brainer that he will be massive in your fantasy team. If you have him, you should also be expecting some regular three-pointers and steals every game.

Since his move to the Indiana Pacers, what makes him a great choice for your fantasy team is his consistency. That, combined with his increased playing time, will always add something to your team.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

Fantasy managers always recall that Jaren Jackson Jr. used to have a relatively low fantasy standing, but they ignore the reason behind it. Out with a foot injury, Jackson was out for over four months. However, he bounced back and proved doubters wrong.

Jackson is the man if you are looking for someone with huge potential to be an all-star. Not only did he reinforce his defensive status by winning the 2022-23 Defensive Players of the Year, but he also upped the offensive side of his game. Averaging 18.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game, Jackson came through for several managers during the season. We believe it will only get better from there!

Desmond Bane

We foresee Desmond Bane as a very valuable asset for the Memphis Grizzlies going forward. But why is that so? Well, for starters, the Grizzlies don’t have their star man - Ja Morant, who will miss 25 games due to suspension. So, who else would step in to fill his shoes? You guessed it right: Desmond Bane!

Many fantasy managers are sleeping on Bane's potential going forward, but not us. We expect the 25-year-old to get some good minutes this time around.

If you are doubtful, check out his previous seasons’ numbers despite being in the shadow of other stars. Now, imagine him alone in the spotlight. You don’t want to miss this one!

Jordan Poole

Most fantasy managers would sleep on Washington Wizards players because they seem like a different team now. Everyone doubts the team's performance since they traded away the likes of Kristaps Porzingis and Bradley Beal. But one name that stands out to us is Jordan Poole.

As it stands, most attacks will revolve around Poole, and that will come in handy for fantasy managers. He is a reasonable pick for us, so don’t sleep on him.

Wrap Up

Playing fantasy is a fun way of enjoying a regular basketball season. However, it is even more fun when you consistently rack up big numbers. Fortunately, our picks could help you, so make the most of it!

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