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Kemba Walker and 2 players who will have a bounce back year in 2021-22 NBA season

Kemba Walker, NBA, Knicks

Coming off his lowest scoring season in six years, Kemba Walker will try to bounce back next season and make an immediate impact on the New York Knicks. After having spent the past two NBA seasons playing with the Boston Celtics, Walker will look to revive his playing career in the Big Apple. With a starting five of Walker, Julius Randle, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, and Mitchell Robinson, the New York Knicks will boast a new and improved starting line-up and look to build off of last seasons turnaround.

Under the leadership and guidance of 2021 NBA Coach of the Year Tom Thibodeau, Kemba Walker will bounce back in a major way and maybe even find himself in the thick of the MVP race next season. Having said all this, let’s take a look at two other players who will have a bounce back year during the 2021-22 NBA season.

NBA bounce-back candidates:

Tyler Herro 

After enduring a sophomore slump this past season, Tyler Herro will look to bounce huge for the Miami Heat next season. With a revamped roster and a new mindset for Herro heading into the 2021-22 NBA season, he will be ready to put big numbers and have a major impact on the Heat’s success. There’s no doubt that he’s still got plenty of upside and potential to his game. Especially after the historic performances he put on during Miami’s surprise run to the 2020 NBA Finals.

With the Heat’s top-notch coaching staff and a star-studded team in place, Herro will have all the help he needs to get back to playing at an elite level in 2021. So come the 2022 NBA Playoffs, lookout for Tyler Herro to light it up from downtown while putting his stellar playmaking on display similar to the way he did just a few seasons ago. Come the start of next season, Herro will be set to bounce back in a major way.

Montrezl Harrell 

Now playing for his third NBA team in three seasons, a change of scenery may be just what Montrezl Harrell needed to get back to playing like his former self. After winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2020, Harrell played well below expectations this past season and was never able to fit in with the Lakers.

On the Wizards, Harrell will be able to make a difference while providing them quality depth in their NBA frontcourt. With his ability to excel at power forward or the center spot in small ball line-ups, Harrell’s game will prove to be very complimentary for the Wizards and give them some additional youth and athleticism on the wing.

In Washington, Harrell will definitely be a difference maker and give the Wizards a well-balanced second unit. During the 2021-22 NBA season, it can definitely be expected that Montrezl Harrell will bounce back and put big numbers similar to if not exceeding his 2020 stats. Having said all this, Montrezl Harrell could find himself in the conversation for Sixth Man of the Year once again and make it an exciting race for the award in 2022.