Day 2 we take a look at the NBA players from 90 down to 81 on who I project will perform this next season. If you missed 100-91 click here.
90- Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers)
After being out most of last season expect Granger to get back to his old self on a much improved team. He won’t be the team’s best option but will put up points each game.
89- Andrew Bynum (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Similar to Granger, Bynum is coming off an injury ridden season. After much debate of whether he is healthy he finally joined the Cavs who look to be strong with Thompson, newly drafted 1st pick Anthony Bennet and Varejao. Bynum won’t average 18 and 12 but should put up a double double IF healthy.
88- Jamal Crawford (LA Clippers)
Just like JR, Jamal can put up points in a hurry off the bench. Unlike JR, Jamal is more consistent and will provide the 16 points a game to a title contender. (Yes the Clippers are Title contenders…never thought I’d say that)
87- Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets)
What a solid player to pick up in the second round a couple years back. Parsons will continue to be a threat on a team that just acquired Dwight Howard to open the floor even more for Parsons.
86- Kevin Garnett (Brooklyn Nets)
After waiving his no-trade clause to join the Nets for one or two more title runs Garnett will be the fourth option on a team that looks scary on paper. His age will always be a factor but to still be on the top 100 turning 38 this season is remarkable.
85- Danilo Gallinari (Denver Nuggets)
Getting hurt right before the playoffs was a huge blow to the dark horse Denver Nuggets. He should be back and ready to go this next season and continue with his hot shooting which will help the Nuggets viable for a playoff position again.
84- Tyreke Evans (New Orleans Pelicans)
New team, new start and he has a coach that actually knows what he’s doing. Look for a better managed Evans as he looks to repeat his rookie year hype.
83- Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls)
Wow this guy came out of nowhere last season and he looks certain to be even better this upcoming season. 14 points and 7 boards during April is sure to improve off that in 13′-14′.
82- Chris Bosh (Miami Heat)
This pains me to even put him on this list as I feel he is way overrated but the third guy on a two time champion deserves to be in the top 100 I guess.
81- Tony Allen (Memphis Grizzlies)
Probably one of my favorite players in the NBA as he is downright crazy in the head but plays all out and it shows. New contract should help him focus on getting back to the playoffs.