Lowe: The five most intriguing players in the NBA this season

The highlights that have Zach Lowe intrigued by THT, Garland and Time Lord (2:04)

Included in Zach Lowe's most intriguing players for the 2021-2022 NBA season: a former top-five pick, three mid to late first-rounders and a second-round steal. (2:04)

It's time for our last fall tradition: our five most intriguing NBA players of the season. We try to stay away from rookies, sophomores, and superstars.

The goal is to highlight X factors, and guys in the sweet spot of "will they or won't they?" development.

We whittled three-dozen candidates down to these five.