[ESPN] NBA Rank 2015

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  1. mfastx

    mfastx Member

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    ESPN released numbers 300-400 of their annual NBARank today. It seems like there's a slightly different methodology that they're using as opposed to prior seasons. You can see all the players here (autoplay video in link): http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13710146/nba-nbarank-301-400?sf13423958=1

    For the lazy:

    400. Lucas Nogueira
    399. Johnny O’Bryant
    398. Lance Thomas
    397. Rashad Vaughn
    396. Tibor Pleiss
    395. Charlie Villanueva
    394. Jimmer Fredette
    393. Pat Connaughton
    392. Robert Sacre
    391. Russ Smith
    390. Quincy Acy
    389. Alonzo Gee
    388. Shane Larkin
    387. Ronnie Price
    386. Tarik Black
    385. Glenn Robinson III
    384. Spencer Dinwiddie
    383. Matt Bonner
    382. Tyler Johnson
    381. Carlos Boozer
    380. Raul Neto
    379. Sonny Weems
    378. Josh Richardson
    377. Furkan Aldemir
    376. E’Twaun Moore
    375. Terry Rozier
    374. JaKarr Sampson
    373. Rasual Butler
    372. Adreian Payne
    371. Dewayne Dedmon
    370. Jarnell Stokes
    369. Damien Inglis
    368. Tayshaun Prince
    367. James Young
    366. Bryce Cotton
    365. Phil Pressey
    364. Lou Amundson
    363. Dwight Powell
    362. James Jones
    361. Andrea Bargnani
    360. Garrett Temple
    359. Rakeem Christmas
    358. Raymond Felton
    357. Udonis Haslem
    356. DeJuan Blair
    355. Cameron Payne
    354. Caron Butler
    353. Brandon Rush
    352. Jabari Brown
    351. Cole Aldrich
    350. Dante Cunningham
    349. Perry Jones
    348. Joseph Young
    347. Luke Babbitt
    346. James Michael McAdoo
    345. Chris Copeland
    344. Sergey Karasev
    343. Glen Davis
    342. Shelvin Mack
    341. Reggie Bullock
    340. Joe Harris
    339. Steve Blake
    338. Hollis Thompson
    337. Lavoy Allen
    336. Joe Ingles
    335. Larry Nance Jr.
    334. Ryan Kelly
    333. Samuel Dalembert
    332. P.J. Hairston
    331. Pierre Jackson
    330. JaVale McGee
    329. Pablo Prigioni
    328. Richard Jefferson
    327. Allen Crabbe
    326. Andre Roberson
    325. Seth Curry
    324. R.J. Hunter
    323. Devin Booker
    322. John Jenkins
    321. Jose Calderon
    320. Brian Roberts
    319. Carl Landry
    318. Cleanthony Early
    317. Langston Galloway
    316. Alexis Ajinca
    315. James Anderson
    314. Delon Wright
    313. Jon Leuer
    312. Mike Muscala
    311. Gary Harris
    310. Troy Daniels
    309. Tyler Ennis
    308. Archie Goodwin
    307. Jordan Adams
    306. Andrew Nicholson
    305. Jeremy Evans
    304. Danny Granger
    303. Aron Baynes
    302. Tyler Hansbrough
    301. Nemanja Bjelica

    No Rockets yet (although I do see a few "trade targets" ;)

    I'll update the list as they release the rankings.
     
  2. malakas

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    Yeah...one glance and I already have too many disagreements. And it's only the scrubs portion.
    First and foremost JOB should be the absolutely worst player in the league. Not second!

    Bjelica is a rookie but to put him at 300?:rolleyes: :rolleyes: I bet other more hyped rookies will be in top 100 :rolleyes: Ingles is also too low Wright is too low Early too high and so is Granger.
     
  3. mfastx

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    Yea, tough to really separate players once you get past like 200.

    In years past I found NBARank to be a pretty accurate ranking, so hopefully with the slightly tweaked methodology it's still as accurate.

    Wouldn't put too much stock in it until like 150 though.
     
  4. malakas

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    well tbh the first thing I did when i saw the list was laugh. Job is so funny to watch. So sad that is funny. It's great to receive the recognition he deserves.
    He does spin moves out of the blue without any purpose.:grin:
     
  5. pippendagimp

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    no scrubs on our squad
     
  6. mfastx

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    To be fair there are 450 players in the NBA and another 150 or so who get cut in training camp before the season starts. So when training camp begins there are roughly 600 players participating in training camp.

    So top 400 for a rookie or unproven player isn't really all that bad.
     
  7. mfastx

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    Players 251-300 have been released. Link here: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13725236/nba-nbarank-players-ranked-nos-251-300

    We have our first Rockets! Guessing Thornton didn't make the top 400? Or maybe I'm underrating him.

    300. Jeremy Lamb
    299. Kostas Papanikolaou
    298. Will Barton
    297. Kelly Oubre Jr.
    296. Drew Gooden
    295. Wayne Ellington
    294. Nikola Jokic
    293. Solomon Hill
    292. Trey Lyles
    291. Tim Hardaway Jr.
    290. Shabazz Napier
    289. Tony Wroten
    288. Ian Mahinmi
    287. Jerami Grant
    286. Anthony Tolliver
    285. Austin Rivers
    284. Chase Budinger
    283. Kris Humphries
    282. Kevin Seraphin
    281. Jason Smith
    280. Chris Kaman
    279. Justin Holiday
    278. Amar’e Stoudemire
    277. Sam Dekker
    276. Jameer Nelson
    275. Darrll Arthur
    274. Justin Anderson
    273. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
    272. Spencer Hawes
    271. Thomas Robinson
    270. Tyus Jones
    269. Maurice Harkless
    268. Jerian Grant
    267. Ramon Sessions
    266. Randy Foye
    265. Clint Capela
    264. Jason Terry
    263. Anthony Bennett
    262. Kendall Marshall
    261. Martell Webster
    260. Kirk Hinrich
    259. Alan Anderson
    258. J.J. Barea
    257. Bismack Biyombo
    256. Tony Snell
    255. Ray McCallum
    254. James Johnson
    253. Andre Miller
    252. Nick Collison
    251. Kyle Anderson

    Here are the Rockets, I will update this list with each new post:

    277. Sam Dekker
    265. Clint Capela
    264. Jason Terry
     
  8. malakas

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    Tolliver is so underrated :(
    I'm fine with the Rockets' standings so far. No way Thornton is over 250.
     
  9. Normalus

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    Never will understand how a damn rookie who yet to play a game in NBA ranks over veterans...
     
  10. peleincubus

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    didnt he score 20 points a game a few seasons ago? how is not in the top 400??
     
  11. TheRealAllpro

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    Capela @ 265. Da fuc?
     
  12. mfastx

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    Well you have to expect the top 30 or so picks to be ranked above some older vets in the twilight of their careers..
     
  13. malakas

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    because he's a scrub who just had a good scoring day.
     
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    That's a pretty good ranking for him - he spent most of the year in the D-League and only really had about 10 regular season games under his belt not including some surprising play as a backup in the playoffs due to injuries. I would say that's about as much respect as you could give him with his limited body of work.
     
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    well he averaged 21 and 19 pts per game in back to back seasons but it was more like 4 or 5 years ago. players can fall off quickly in the NBA, especially with weight issues.
     
  16. malakas

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    if randle is ranked in top 120 I'm gonna rage.

    Sometimes I wonder why I even read that crap. It only serves to make me disgusted with the idiots who call themselves ESPN analysts.
     
  17. mfastx

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    Honestly I haven't had an issue with the rankings thus far. Besides, once you get past like 100 it's difficult to separate player, you have to look at them in groups. Like players 250-275 are similar quality.
     
  18. ch44

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    Marcus Thornton is going to blow some minds this year if you guys don't think he's a top 250 player, let alone top 400. 250 is about the 8-9th best player on each team, which is exactly where he is on our team.
     
  19. Texanasiafan

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    Aron Baynes got a nice fat contract and is looking at this list and laughing at all those scrubs above him whose jobless or about to be jobless.
     
  20. larsv8

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    The better question is who the hell cares what the 200-400 best players in the NBA are.
     
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