75. PG CJ McCollum, Pelicans
Point guard might not be CJ McCollum’s natural position, but he’s done a pretty good job at the position for the New Orleans Pelicans. The score-first guard is still an efficient scorer and is still able to run the Pelicans offense. The veteran is an ideal third option for this young team trying to contend.
74. C Nikola Vucevic, Bulls
The former Philadelphia 76ers big man has been the big man for the Chicago Bulls the past couple of seasons and re-signed with the club this past offseason. Nikola Vucevic isn’t an elite defender which hurts the Bulls. However, he brings very good floor spacing to their offense and rebounding to their defense which is good enough for what they need.
73. PG Chris Paul, Warriors
At some point this season, future Hall of Famer Chris Paul will be coming off the bench for the Warriors. At this point in the point guard’s career, that’s probably the best call. He’s struggled with health this far into his career, but when healthy he’s still an elite passer and positive scorer.
72. SF Jalen Williams, Thunder
This honestly might be too low for Jalen Williams who at the end of last season was really shining for the Thunder. He showed he can be a three-level scorer and working under the assumption he can continue to improve, he might be a borderline All-Star. However, with the team getting better, there might not be as many shot attempts for the young wing.
71. PF Cameron Johnson, Nets
Unless Simmons returns fully to All-Star form, it’s safe to say that Cameron Johnson is the Net’s second-best player. He’s more than just a 3-and-D forward, but he hasn’t shown the consistent ability to create off the dribble yet. However, if he does, he could be a borderline All-Star.