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Top 100 NBA Players of 2022: Watch List

By nature, SI’s Top 100 list naturally favors older, established talent—it’s an assessment of projected short-term quality and contributions, and not what a player may accomplish in the future. The Watch List, which is what you are currently reading, is meant as an annual catch-all for the most promising young prospects who miss the cut. These are all players who could find their way onto the Top 100 in the near future.

For the sake of differentiation, the methodology here is a bit different this year: This list includes players entering only their first, second or third years in the league, and those players were not considered for the snubs list (suffice it to say that patience is always helpful when it comes to young talent).