20. Grant Williams, Mavericks
After being in and out of the Boston Celtics’ lineup last season, it appears that Grant Williams will be the starting power forward for the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks made a sign-and-trade for the 6-foot-6 forward this offseason. Despite being undersized at the position, Williams provides Dallas with solid 3-and-D play.
19. Miles Bridges, Hornets
Pryor to last offseason, Miles Bridges would have been higher on this list. However, thanks to off-court problems, the 6-foot-6 forward didn’t play last year. Despite being a capable two-way wing for the Charlotte Hornets two seasons ago, Bridges has to prove himself again.
18. Harrison Barnes, Kings
The Sacramento Kings leaned on Harrison Barnes for veteran leadership in their locker room. The 6-foot-8 power forward can do a little bit more than the average 3-and-D wing. However, if Keegan Murray takes a step in his development, the Kings won’t need Barnes to be anything more than a 3-and-D player.
17. John Collins, Jazz
John Collins must feel relief after finally being traded from the Hawks to the Utah Jazz. The 6-foot-9 power forward was being underutilized in Atlatana, now he will have a chance to show the full range of his offensive skills. He will be a part of the Jazz’s supersized lineup.
16. Bojan Bogdanovic, Pistons
The Detroit Pistons were one of the worst teams in the NBA and as a result, Bojan Bogdanovic was able to have a career season as a result. The 6-foot-7 forward is best used as a 3-point threat on a contender, but the Pistons needed someone to score last season and he ended up being that guy. It will be interesting to see if he gets traded this offseason.