NBA: Top 50 Players Heading Into 2019-2020 (50-41)
The NBA season has been over the past few weeks and the NBA offseason has taken us by storm. With that in mind, it is never too early to look forward to the 2019-2020 season. Who are the Top 50 players heading into 2019-2020 from 50-41?
50. Brook Lopez, C, Milwaukee Bucks
Lopez played a big role last season with the Milwaukee Bucks. In 81 games played, he only averaged 12.5 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.2 APG, 2.2 BPG, and 0.6 SPG. Brook Lopez played a lot better than his stats showed.
49. Steven Adams, C, Oklahoma City Thunder
Adams is an anchor on defense and he is also very underrated on offense. The Oklahoma City Thunder might potentially trade him because it looks as if they are going to start a rebuild after trading Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers and Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets. Russell Westbrook might also be getting traded and the Miami Heat might be the favorites to land him. Steven Adams averaged 13.9 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1 BPG, and 1.5 SPG last season. He is only 25 years old.
48. Aaron Gordon, PF, Orlando Magic
The frontcourt of the Orlando Magic was one of the reasons why they made it to the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-2012 season last year. Aaron Gordon is only 23 years old and he is one of the most athletic players in the NBA. In 78 games played last season, Gordon averaged 16 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 3.7 APG, 0.7 BPG, and 0.7 SPG last season.
47. Marvin Bagley III, PF/C, Sacramento Kings
Bagley III had a nice rookie year last season and he is one of the reasons why the Sacramento Kings took a big step forward in a tough Western Conference. He averaged 14.7 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1 APG, 1 BPG, and 0.5 SPG, in 62 games played last season. Marvin Bagley III is very good with his back turned to the basket. He has the potential to be even better heading into his second season in the NBA at just 20 years old.
46. Marc Gasol, C, Toronto Raptors
Gasol was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Toronto Raptors at the trade deadline last season. Marc Gasol helped Toronto win its first NBA Championship in franchise history. He is very good at the pick-and-roll game. Gasol averaged 13.6 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 4.4 APG, 1.1 BPG, and 1.1 SPG. He was also solid on the defensive end of the floor.
45. John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards
Wall’s injury caused him to miss a lot of last season, but he is one of the most explosive players in the NBA. John Wall would be higher on this list if it wasn’t for the injuries. It wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing for Washington to move on from him, but they can’t because of his contract. John Wall played in 32 games last season and he averaged 20.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 8.7 APG, 0.9 BPG, and 1.5 SPG.
44. De’Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings
Fox is one of the most explosive point guards in the NBA at just 21 years old. He continues to get better every single day. De’Aaron Fox will one day be among the elite point guards in the NBA. In 81 games last season, he averaged 17.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 7.3 APG, 0.6 BPG, and 1.6 SPG.
43. Danilo Gallinari, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Gallinari is one of the most consistent players in the NBA. All he does is score buckets consistently game-after-game. Danilo Gallinari is basically a walking bucket every game. He was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Oklahoma City Thunder this past weekend for Paul George. In 68 games played last season with Los Angeles, Gallinari averaged 19.8 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.6 APG, 0.3 BPG, and 0.7 SPG.
42. Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic
Vucevic was very good last season at scoring the basketball and protecting the rim. He re-signed with Orlando for four more seasons. The Magic made it to the playoffs last season for the first time since the 2011-2012 season because of him. Nikola Vucevic averaged 20.8 PPG, 12 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.1 BPG, and 1 SPG last season.
41. Clint Capela, C, Houston Rockets
Capela is a double-double machine for the Houston Rockets. He is a very important player for them and Clint Capela is only 25 years old. In 67 games played last season, he averaged 16.6 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.5 BPG, and 0.7 SPG last season. It is possible Capela could get traded this offseason for Houston to shake up the roster but he will be hard to replace if they trade him to another team.
The NBA Top 50 list will continue next week when players 40-31 will be announced.
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