Starter: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Second Unit: Jabari Parker
Depth/G-League: DJ Wilson
Here we get to a future MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo. That could be as soon as 2018 depending on where a certain guy in Cleveland ends up. As good a slasher as there is in the game, Antetokounmpo is almost unguardable if he can get his first step by a defender. He is also a very strong defender who uses his absurdly long arms to challenge almost anything within 10 feet. If he ever finds a consistent jumper, you’re looking at Kevin Durant mixed with Kevin Garnett.
In the second unit, if the team can bring him back, Jabari Parker can be that dominant sixth man that every team craves. He can even start if they want to move Middleton to shooting guard and Antetokounmpo to small forward. Parker can score from anywhere and is just as explosive as he was before his knee injuries. He just needs to continue to work on his defense. It got better as the year, went on, but the consistency wasn’t there on that end.
After them, last year’s 17th overall pick looks to carve out a role in his second year. Wilson never could carve out any playing time, suiting up for only 22 games and spending most of his time in the G-League. If he can reach his ceiling, he’s a good stretch four who will bring a lot of shot blocking on defense. But he’s got a lot of work to do. He could find a bigger role if Parker doesn’t return.