2019-2020 Top 100 NBA Players: 50-41

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(Last Year’s Rating Difference)

50. Myles Turner (Indiana) C/PF: At age 23, Myles Turner is already an elite defensive center. He led the NBA in blocks with 2.7 per game. Turner has also become a good 3 point shooter as he shot a career high 39% from 3 last season. (+26)

49. Aaron Gordon (Orlando) PF/SF: While Aaron Gordon’s stats did go down from the previous year, he was able to help lead the Magic to their 1st playoff appearance in quite a few years. While Gordon still struggles with his shot, he became more of a play-maker with a career high in assists. (-6)

48. Kyle Lowry (Toronto) PG: In his 7th season with the Raptors, Kyle Lowry finally helped Canada win their 1st ever Championship. While his scoring went down, Lowry had a career high in assists with 8.7 last season. But at age 33 and with Kawhi Leonard gone, can Kyle Lowry take on a larger role with the defending champs. (-9)

47. Lauri Markkanen (Chicago) PF/C: Despite struggling with injuries, Lauri Markkanen put up an impressive season last year. Markkanen averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds as he’s drawn many comparisons to Kristaps Porzingis. But unlike Porzingis, Markkanen isn’t a great defender and has to work on that to become an All-Star. (+6)

46. John Collins (Atlanta) PF/C: While the Hawks didn’t draw a lot of attention around the NBA, John Collins opened a lot of eyes last season. He averaged 19.5 points and 9.8 rebounds while shooting 56% from the floor. Those are All-Star caliber numbers. But now can Collins keep that up and get Atlanta to the playoffs as well. (+64)

45. DeAndre Ayton (Phoenix) C: While Luka Doncic and Trae Young blew up the league last year, DeAndre Ayton also made a big impression in his rookie season. The number one overall pick showed All-Star potential as he averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ayton does need to work on his defense but I expect the 21 year old will improve. (+23)

44. Zach LaVine (Chicago) SG: Finally at full health after tearing his ACL, Zach LaVine blew up last season. He averaged 24-5-4 while shooting 47% from the floor. LaVine showed that he can be and explosive offensive player but he now needs to show he can lead a team to the playoffs. Expect LaVine to make the All-Star team this year. (+21)

43. Andre Drummond (Detroit) C: Andre Drummond is a dying breed in the NBA. He’s an old school back to the basket big and is damn good at it. Infact, he’s led the league in rebounding the past few years. But at points, Drummond still can be an inconsistent scorer. Adding a nice 15 footer would be perfect for him. (-8)

42. Mike Conley Jr. (Utah) PG: Its hard to imagine but in all of his time with Memphis, Mike Conley was never an All-Star. But Conley is coming off one of his better seasons and its now with the Jazz. He seems to be perfect back-court teammate to pair with Donovan Mitchell. Who knows, if the Jazz get the number one seed, maybe Conley finally makes the All-Star team. (+6)

41. Tobias Harris (Philadelphia) SF/PF: Despite never making an All-Star team, Tobias Harris cashed in on a 5 year max deal over the offseason. Harris is coming off of his best season and is expected to have a bigger role now that Jimmy Butler has moved on. (+17)

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