1. Zach Collins
Zach Collins stands out among all these gifted young players for his age and polished offensive repertoire. With Victor Wembanyama settling into the power forward position this season, the 25-year-old will have an extraordinary opportunity to prove himself as the starting center. If Collins can avoid any injury setbacks, we might finally witness the best version of the former lottery pick.
Despite missing almost one month of the season with a fractured fibula, Collins had one of his most productive years since entering the NBA. He played 63 games for the Spurs, posting career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, field goal percentage, and three-point efficiency. Zach showed the league what he can do when healthy, and he will have the freedom to shine as a full-time starter.