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15. Max Strus (originally uncut)

Max Strauss’ jumping into the top 15 on the back of one good season may have been premature, but 2021-22 has been a season one for him.

Strus averaged 10.6 points and 2.7 three-pointers in just 23.3 minutes per game while shooting 41.0 percent from depth. Doing this for the competitor is enough to establish him as one of the most interesting three-point shooters in the game, and backing him with similar marks in the playoffs reinforces that.


14. Grant Williams (22 originally selected)

Grant Williams has become a powerful three-and-a-half striker for the title-chasing Boston Celtics. He built that reputation on a brighter stage than most of the other players separated so far.

Williams already has 46 playoffs under his belt, and has made 42.7 percent of his three-point attempts in those contests. The Celtics’ willingness to match him with stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant shows a lot about his defense as well.

If Williams is better off on the bounce, he could become a fixture in the Celtics at the start of season five after Al Horford’s retirement. But his bread and butter will likely be a defense and spacer between taking pictures and shooting them for years to come.


13. De’Andre Hunter (Originally selected 4th)

You’ll see a lot of wingers and strikers from now on behind those already detailed in most advanced stats, but they get a fair amount of passing due to their high workload.

Take De’Andre Hunter, for example. The square of his career plus / minus is Much lower than average, but he asked to do more than a lot of others in this class, especially in defense. He spends a lot more time facing top-tier players, too.

Hunter’s meager rebound rates, assists, steals and stops are alarming, but his 13.2 points per game and in his 35.9-point career as a full-time rookie is encouraging.

It can add the less flashy stuff as it continues to evolve. Scoring and being confident defending the opponent’s #1 choices is not something to sneeze at.


12. Rui Hatchimura (originally selected 9)

Much like a hunter, advanced numbers on Rui Hatchimura, but he also spent a lot of his time playing against starters. And over the past two seasons, it has proven itself as a quality ground separator.

Last season, Hashimura hit 44.7 percent of his threes. If you’re concerned about how his smaller role might contribute to that, the 38.5 percent mark since the start of 2020-21 is still interesting.

But that’s not all Hashimura does offensively. His diet shot is spread out on the ground and scored with above average efficiency Out of office in 2021-22.


11. PJ Washington (originally selected 12th)

Over the past two seasons, the Charlotte Hornets plus 1.2 One point for every 100 holdings with PJ Washington on the ground and minus 3.0 with him. This effect is the result of an NBA game (albeit not a very prolific one).

Since the start of 2020-21, Washington has scored 11.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.7 three-pointers, 1.1 cuts and 1.0 steals per game. no one matches or exceeds all six marks in this range, and only players To clear them all in any two-year period are DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant and LeBron James.