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

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70. PG Marcus Smart, Grizzlies

After being a member of the Celtics for all of his career, Marcus Smart is starting a new chapter with the Memphis Grizzlies. With Ja Morant out to begin the year, the veteran guard will be asked to be the primary playmaker for the club. Smart is a solid offensive player and elite defensive player, but his real value comes with his leadership skills.

69. SG Austin Reaves, Lakers

Near the end of last season, Austin Reaves started to have a breakout and he especially shined in the postseason. Reaves should be the third option on the Lakers and could average over 20 points per game. However, his defense and playmaking skills can’t be overlooked as values that he brings to L.A.L.

68. PF/PG Josh Giddey, Thunder

On offense, Giddey is one of the primary playmakers for the Thunder, and on defense, he should be guarding the opposing teams’ power forwards based on his size. If Giddey wants to solidify his future with the Thunder and take the next step to become an All-Star, then having a reliable 3-point shot is a must this season.

67. C Jarrett Allen, Cavaliers

One-time All-Star Jarrett Allen is one of the better defensive centers in the NBA. Allen is a one-dimensional big man on offense with a lob threat, but he’s pretty good at that. He’s also a menace on the boards.

66. PF Kyle Kuzma, Wizards

It’s clear as day that Kyle Kuzma is easily the best player on the rebuilding Wizards which means he’s in line for a career year. There’s a real chance that if Kuzma shines, they could try to trade him for young players and/or draft picks. He’s best as a third or fourth option for a contender.