25. Derrick White, Celtics
With Marcus Smart gone and questions surrounding Malcolm Brogdon’s health, the Boston Celtics will lean on Derrick White as their starting point guard. The 6-foot-4 guard is known as a two-way player, but the question is more about his ability to create for others than anything else.
24. Mike Conley, Timberwolves
Mike Conley is one of the older players in the NBA and yet he figures to begin the season as the Minnesota Timberwolves starter. Last season, Conley struggled at times, but the 6-foot-1 point guard can still run an offense and be a big enough threat on both ends to be a problem. However, if he struggles early on, former Philadelphia 76ers point guard Shake Milton could take over the starting duties.
“Former Philadelphia 76ers first overall pick Markelle Fultz has found his footing with the Orlando Magic.”
23. Tyus Jones, Wizards
After being known as one of the best backup point guards in the NBA, Tyus Jones will get his chance to be a starter for the Washington Wizards after being traded from the Memphis Grizzlies this summer. The 6-foot point guard will be allowed full reigns on the rebuilding Washington team and could climb higher on this list.
22. Markelle Fultz, Magic
Former Philadelphia 76ers first overall pick Markelle Fultz has found his footing with the Orlando Magic. The 6-foot-3 point guard has a complete game outside of a passable 3-point shot, if he adds that to his game, he could be in the 15 of these rankings.
21. Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets
Unless former Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons finds his confidence and regains his former all-star form, it’s a safe bet that Spencer Dinwiddie will be the Brooklyn Nets starter. The 6-foot-5 combo guard showed elite playmaking flashes with the Nets after being traded by the Dallas Mavericks last season. Dinwiddie is a solid two-way guard regardless if he starts or not.