10. Victor Wembanyama, Spurs
The hype around Victor Wembanyama is historically high and there’s a chance that this might be too high or low of a spot for the 7-foot-3 French man. However, it’s clear that in the worst-case scenario in terms of potential, the San Antonio Spurs have an elite rim protector. However, the best-case scenario is that he’s going to be a franchise star like Tim Duncan and David Robinson before him.
9. Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves
If Karl-Anthony Towns was on the center list, he’d be in the top five. That being written, the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star is still a top-10 power forward. The 6-foot-11 stretch-four is one of the best 3-point-shooting big men in NBA history. The question becomes can he hold up on the defense end at the power forward spot for a full season?
8. Jaren Jackson Jr., Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. is fresh off of winning Defensive Player of the Year and averaged a career-high in scoring. If the 6-foot-11 big man can become a go-to option on offense he’d be a top-five player at the position. However, it might be the best thing for the Memphis Grizzlies long term if Jackson Jr. could slide down to the center spot moving forward.
7. Draymond Green, Warriors
The box score doesn’t tell the world how good of a player Draymond Green is. Green does all the dirty work for the Golden State Warriors and it’s won them four NBA Titles. The 6-foot-6 power forward is an elite defender and playmaker. If his 3-point shot would return to him, there’s an argument he should be top-three of this position group.
6. Aaron Gordon, Nuggets
Aaron Gordon was a big reason why the Denver Nuggets won an NBA title this past season. The 6-foot-8 forward is a matchup nightmare for most teams on both ends of the court. The two-way player had a solid case to be an All-Star last season and if he continues his level of play will have a case again this upcoming season.