With training camp for the 2021-22 NBA season right around the corner, season predictions and player rankings are starting to flood social media.
On Tuesday, SI continued releasing their rankings with spots 50-31 on their list, which included Chicago Bulls wing DeMar DeRozan at No. 42 and Bulls center Nikola Vucevic at No. 39, a few slots higher than last year, where SI ranked him at No. 43.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Herring explains Vucevic’s ranking:
“This is the complete list of players who averaged at least 23 points and 11 rebounds per game last season, while also shooting above 38% from three on at least five attempts from deep a night: Nikola Vučević. Vooch is an underrated offensive big who should look even better playing off Zach Lavine for a full year.”
Last season with the Magic and Bulls, Vucevic averaged 23.4 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.
Check out the full rankings here.
Source: Yahoo Sports