Philadelphia 76ers: 2023 offseason starting small forward rankings

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Philadelphia 76ers, Tobias Harris (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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20. Dillon Brooks, Rockets

Dillon Brooks may not have been wanted by the Grizzlies, but the 6-foot-7 wing was able to get a very good payday from the Houston Rockets. The Rockets get a gritty defender in Brooks and made All-Defensive second team. Maturity and inconsistency on offense are the two areas of struggle that Brooks has, but if he can get past those areas of weakness, then he will have a long and successful career.

19. Keegan Murray, Kings

Despite being a young rookie last season, Keegan Murray was able to start right away for a team that was in a deep playoff drought in the Sacramento Kings. He averaged doubled digits as the fifth option while doing so efficiently. There’s a chance the 6-foot-8 wing could make a big leap in year two.

18. De’Andre Hunter, Hawks

Health has been an issue for De’Andre Hunter in his career. When he’s been healthy the Atlanta Hawks have played well. However, when the 6-foot-8 has been injured, the Hawks don’t have many options.

17. Tobias Harris, 76ers

Tobias Harris is better suited to playing power forward but as long as P.J. Tucker can start for the Philadelphia 76ers, Harris will play out of position. Last season, the 6-foot-8 forward was stuck in a 3-an-D role, but he’s capable of much more. It’s become clear that the Sixers are underutilizing him, but hopefully, new head coach Nick Nurse will be able to unlock him more on offense.

16. Jalen Williams, Thunder

It might be early, but it appears that the Oklahoma City Thunder might have come away with the steal of last offseason’s draft in Jalen Williams. The 6-foot-6 wing made the Rookie of the Year race interesting despite not winning the award. If he continues to grow, the Thunder can be a real problem in the Western Conference next season.