2023-24 NBA Season Biggest Hobby Risers (Part 1)

Card Ladder
Apr 20, 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.

Tyrese Haliburton

6 Month Rate of Growth: 41.66%

Haliburton led the Pacers to the finals for the NBA's first in-season tournament, causing his market to explode in late November/early December. Playing through injury to meet the 65 game requirement, his play declined but however turned it on late in the season. He finished with an average of 20 PPG and 11 assists solidifying himself as a franchise player in this league.

OG Anunoby

6 Month Rate of Growth: 59.60%

OG's market got the full New York boost experience. Coming from a terrible Raptors team and being traded to the best Knicks team in decades caused his market to immediately shoot up. The versatile wings play did not rapidly improve however his visibility on the national stage did. His defensive tenacity and ability to do the dirty work immediately caused Knick fans to love him. The Knicks went an outstanding 20-3 with him this season.

Jalen Brunson

6 Month Rate of Growth: 76.47%

Brunson has made New York basketball good again, something not been done for almost a decade. Brunson has taken the league by storm, going from a rotational 6th man figure to franchise player in a span of 3 years. Brunson led the Knicks to a # 2 seed all while averaging 28 points. Knicks have not had anything close to this caliber of player since Carmelo Anthony. He was constantly in the spotlight of the New York media as well as the national media, causing him to stay relevant all year long.

Part 2 of the article will feature; MVP finalist Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell, and most improved candidate Coby White.