10. Klay Thompson, Warriors
Future Hall of Famer Klay Thompson is one of the best 3-point shooters in NBA history, but the 6-foot-6 guard appears to be past his prime. That being written, Thompson is still a near All-Star-level offensive player and the biggest drop-off in his game has been on the defensive end.
9. Desmond Bane, Grizzlies
Desmond Bane received a well-deserved rookie max extension from the Memphis Grizzlies this summer. The 6-foot-5 sharpshooter is the second-best player on the Grizzlies and still has room to grow as a two-way player.
8. Zach LaVine, Bulls
It would be nice if the Philadelphia 76ers could land the Chicago Bulls’ All-Star Zach LaVine in a trade. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is an elite three-level scorer and athlete who’s won two Slam Dunk contests.
7. Mikal Bridges, Nets
It still hurts that the Philadelphia 76ers traded Mikal Bridges on draft night for Zhaire Smith. Bridges was already starting to break out with the Phoenix Suns last season before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets. That’s when the 6-foot-6 wing came into his own as an elite two-way wing.
6. Bradley Beal, Suns
Bradley Beal was traded by the Washington Wizards to the Phoenix Suns this past offseason to help create a “Big 3”. The 6-foot-4 guard is an elite three-level scorer who’s an underrated playmaker. If he wants to succeed in Phoenix he should try to model his game like Ray Allen did with the Boston Celtics 15 years ago.