2. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is last season's Tyrese Haliburton as far as point guards who made the leap to All-NBA talents are concerned. Following a campaign in which he finished fifth in MVP voting, it became clear that SGA's time had come, and he was firmly planted in the upper echelon of NBA talent. The only missing aspects were volume/efficiency from range and wins.
This season, Gilgeous-Alexander has slightly improved his game from beyond the arc in terms of both attempts and percentage made, averaging 3.5 attempts and 36.5 percent, respectively. Last season, SGA averaged 2.5 threes per game and shot just 34.5 percent from deep. It's not the most significant progress, but it certainly opens up the rest of the game for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Speaking of the Thunder, unlike last season, where the team failed to make it past the play-in tournament, this season the team has been off to a lightning start with a 13-6 record. That success is so evidently tied to Gilgeous-Alexander, who has not only been the team's MVP but one of the top two-way players in the entire league.
One of the more interesting developments in SGA's career has been his growth into one of the most lethal mid-range shooters in the entire NBA. Effectively becoming a two-way version of prime DeMar DeRozan, with still more potential from here, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has continued to improve his game and has a real shot of one day knocking off the top name on this list.
In all honesty, if this were to be sustained throughout the entire season, SGA may have been the top name on this list.