6. Otto Porter Jr.
Casual NBA fans know Otto Porter as the third wheel on a perpetually mediocre-to-good Wizards team. However, Porter, who is entering his sixth year in the league, has the potential to surprise people this season and emerge as a solid third option on a slightly different Wizards team.
Porter has improved his scoring output and efficiency every year he’s been in the league and is coming off his second straight year of shooting over 40 percent from three-point range. When John Wall missed several games due to injury, Porter was able to step up and fill in as a steady second option alongside Bradley Beal.
Porter fits the mold of a player that is becoming increasingly valuable in the NBA; he is a switchable wing player between 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-10 who can shoot 3s and defend multiple positions. Porter played a career high 34 percent of his minutes at power forward last season. Expect Porter to remain an integral part of what the Wizards do on both ends of the floor, and potentially have a breakout year if given increased offensive opportunities.