2023-24 NBA Season Biggest Hobby Risers (Part 2)

Card Ladder
Apr 22, 20242 min read

With the season in the books and playoffs officially tipping off today, let's use the Card Ladder Pro player index feature to see which players saw the biggest uptick over the 6 month long season.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

6 Month Rate of Growth: 69.76%

From buying a crypto scammers old mansion to being an MVP finalist, Shai has had quite the eventful last 12 months. Shai led a team that didnt make the playoffs last year to being the #1 seed in the most competitive Western Conference in almost a decade. Averaging 30/6/6 while winning games earned him big market gains this season, alongside J-Dub and Holmgren.

D'Angelo Russell

6 Month Rate of Growth: 78.02%

D'Angelo Russell did something no other guard could do in 20+ years, that being play himself out of NBA trade rumors alongside LeBron. While Russell's stats do not jump off the screen, his ability to make big shots in big moments have definitely stood out this year.

Coby White

6 Month Rate of Growth: 116.80%

Coby White went from hobby hero to hobby zero and now he is back to hobby hero. Coby went from 9 PPG to 19 in one season, while it is very impressive be careful of the Coby trap. His minutes went from 23 to 36 and his field goal shooting splits stayed the same. This could possibly just be an example of increased usage = increased numbers opposed to an improve in fundamentals and skill.