Philadelphia 76ers: NBA preseason top-100 rankings 2023-24

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95. C, Chet Holmgren, Thunder

Red-shirt rookie Chet Holmgren has the potential to become a top-30 player on this list in a few years. However, the scrawny big man is still raw as a prospect and will need time to develop with the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, considering he’s never played an NBA game, it’s still impressive that he is on this list.

94. F Jaden McDaniels, Timberwolves

Jaden McDaniels’ season last year ended with him punching a wall which caused him to miss the playoffs. However, the forward is elite defensively which the Minnesota Timberwolves desperately need this season. The real question is can he become an above-average offensive player?

93. C Jonas Valanciunas, Pelicans

There are very few big men in the NBA who can be considered a “bruiser in the post,” but the New Orleans Pelicans have a legitimate one in Jonas Valanviunas. The Lithuanian big man can also rebound at a high rate and also stretch the floor on offense. If their stars can stay healthy, it will be interesting how that can impact his production on both ends.

92. PG D’Angelo Russell, Lakers

It was surprising that one-time All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell didn’t have a big free agent market. As a result, the score-first point guard returned to the Los Angeles Lakers on a team-friendly contract. Russell is set to be the third or fourth option offensive this season and the secondary playmaker.

91. C Ivica Zubac, Clippers

Ivica Zubac might not be a household name and his game isn’t flashy, but the Croatian big man is very good at what he does. He’s a tough rebounder and defender which are exactly what the Los Angeles Clippers need from him. There’s no reason to believe that his role and production should take a hit this season.