Which new guy will have the biggest impact on his team this season?
We asked the ESPN Forecast team to rank its top three choices for best newcomer, with a first-place vote receiving five points, a second-place vote receiving three and a third-place vote receiving one.
Best newcomer projections
- Chris Cards (@iAmChrisCards) August 21, 2015
The Rockets upgraded their weakest position with a borderline top 10 point guard. Lawson is a capable 16-9 guy. #ESPNForecast
- Jacob Barber (@NBA_Jacob_B) August 21, 2015
Greg Monroe is a B+ type guy going to a team where he can really flourish. #espnforecast
- Luke Thomas Johnson (@Liveyourlifeup) August 21, 2015
- Chris McSorley (@ChrisMcsorley92) August 21, 2015
Also receiving votes: Matt Barnes, Grizzlies, 7; Justin Anderson, Mavericks, 5; DeMarre Carroll, Raptors, 5; Tyson Chandler, Suns, 4; David Lee, Celtics, 3; Lance Stephenson, Clippers, 3; David West, Spurs, 3; Jeremy Lamb, Hornets, 3; Myles Turner, Pacers, 3; Ed Davis, Blazers, 3; Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves, 3; Kendrick Perkins, Pelicans, 1; Amir Johnson, Celtics, 1; Mo Williams, Cavaliers, 1; Wesley Matthews, Mavericks, 1; Branden Dawson, Clippers, 1; Roy Hibbert, Lakers, 1; Robin Lopez, Knicks, 1; Nicolas Batum, Hornets, 1; Nik Stauskas, Sixers, 1