55. PF Victor Wembanyama, Spurs
Despite being thin of frame, the first overall pick from this draft is set to be the number one option with the Spurs. Victor Wembanyama is the ultimate combination of size and skill. There are going to be nights he struggles with the physicality of the game, but he is set to be dominant for a long time on both sides of the ball.
54. F Andrew Wiggins, Warriors
Andrew Wiggins will never live up to being a former top pick, but the former All-Star has found a home and role with the Warriors. He’s essentially an elite 3-an-D wing with the ability to occasionally create offense for himself. If he stays healthy this season, he should get higher on these rankings.
53. PG Cade Cunningham, Pistons
After missing most of last season, Cade Cunningham is set up to have a third-season breakout year with the Detroit Pistons. He’s a former top pick that showed potential as a playmaker and scorer. It doesn’t hurt that the point guard has a new head coach in Monty Williams who has made an appearance in the NBA Finals within the past couple of seasons.
52. SG Dejounte Murray, Hawks
It’s fair to say that if Dejountey Murray were playing his natural point guard position he’d be higher on this list. However, due to sharing the backcourt as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, He’s stuck where he’s out in this ranking. Despite that, he’s still a very good playmaker, finisher and defender.
51. SG Klay Thompson, Warriors
Let’s be clear, Klay Thompson is past his prime and that’s due to recent injuries he’s endured. That being written, he’s still one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA. The reason why he’s not a top-50 player is due to his inability to defend at a high level anymore for the Warriors.