Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
One of the things that makes a one-season wonder is the hype that surrounds a player who comes out of nowhere to play well. And nobody had as much of that hype around them as Jeremy Lin.
Lin averaged 14.6 points per game and just over six assists per contest in the 2011-2012 season, but the Linsanity craze that followed him around during his time with the Knicks was a period of basketball history that gave the Knicks a brief glimmer of hope. That is more important than any statistical contribution he could have made.