After kicking off my list yesterday of the top 100 players in the NBA, we continue with part two of a ten part series today. Players 90-81 will be released today. Once again it’s my opinion and if you disagree, comment below. So let’s begin, shall we?
90 Darren Collison—Indiana—PG: In his 2nd go around with the Pacers, Collison looks to bring veteran leadership to the rebuilding team. He’s also quickly one of the best 3 point shooters in the league (40% in the last 2 years).
89 Clint Capela—Houston—C: On a team with high priced veterans, Clint Capela is an exception for Houston. The 23 year old center is an athletic freak and a fantastic rebounder. He does have to continue to work on his post moves.
88 Dirk Nowitzki—Dallas—PF: One of the greatest players of all-time, Dirk is still chugging along. Entering his 20th season with the Mavericks, Dirk could be entering his final season in the league. Better enjoy him while you can.
87 Enes Kanter—Oklahoma City—C: Enes Kanter has really thrived in Oklahoma City off the bench. He’s been one of the best bench players in the entire league and is an excellent scorer. He still does tend to struggle on defense.
86 Markieff Morris—Washington—PF: While we talked about Marcus yesterday, we focus on Markieff today. Markieff does everything that Marcus does and is a much better rebounder and shooter. He helps form one of the best starting lineups in the East.
85 Jae Crowder—Cleveland—SF: The other player involved in the Kyrie-Isaiah blockbuster, Jae Crowder looks to add defense with the Cavs. He shot career highs from the floor and from 3 and now will be playing next to LeBron.
84 Buddy Hield—Sacramento—SG: When the Kings traded away DeMarcus Cousins last year, Buddy Hield was the prize possession in return. While he struggled in New Orleans, he showed signs of promise in his 25 games with the Kings. He’ll be the number one option for the Kings this year.
83 Ryan Anderson—Houston—PF: Ryan Anderson was one of the first stretch 4s in today’s NBA. While he struggled a bit in his first season with the Rockets, he’s expected to do better with Chris Paul now running the point.
82 TJ Warren—Phoenix—SF: In my humble opinion, Warren is the most underrated young stud in the NBA. He’s a very good scorer and a solid defender and he’s just turning 24 in a week. If he can become a consistent shooter, then you could be looking at the next Harrison Barnes.
81 Steven Adams—Oklahoma City—C: While Adams’ game is old school, he’s still has a huge impact on the game. He’s a good rebounder and defender to go with a few post moves. He’s still got a lot of room to grow at the age of 24.
Written By: Steven Santoro (SVS_1993)