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[ESPN] NBA Rank Top 100

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  1. J.R.

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    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27640475/ranking-best-players-nba-season-100-51

    For the ninth season in a row, ESPN.com is predicting the top players in basketball with NBArank.

    Who will be the best player this season? To get the final prediction, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of players.

    LeBron James vs. Kawhi Leonard. Zion Williamson vs. Luka Doncic. Devin Booker vs. D'Angelo Russell.

    We asked, "Which player will be better in 2019-20?" To decide, voters had to consider both the quality and the quantity of each player's contributions to his team's ability to win games in the regular season and postseason.


    100. Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs (NR)
    99. Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic (99)
    98. Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks (NR)
    97. Robert Covington, Minnesota Timberwolves (49)
    96. Derrick Favors, New Orleans Pelicans (83)
    95. Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets (NR)
    94. Justise Winslow, Miami Heat (96)
    93. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (NR)
    92. Julius Randle, New York Knicks (84)
    91. Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder (NR)
    90. Otto Porter Jr., Chicago Bulls (38)
    89. Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets (NR)
    88. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (74)
    87. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (54)
    86. Josh Richardson, Philadelphia 76ers (68)
    85. Paul Millsap, Denver Nuggets (61)
    84. Ricky Rubio, Phoenix Suns (52)
    83. Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers (75)
    82. P.J. Tucker, Houston Rockets (NR)
    81. Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (NR)
    80. Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks (30)
    79. Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers (NR)
    78. Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets (42)
    77. Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers (70)
    76. Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets (76)
    75. Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder (47)
    74. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    73. J.J. Redick, New Orleans Pelicans (65)
    72. Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers (NR)
    71. Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs (64)
    70. Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets (43)
    69. Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    68. Lonzo Ball, New Orleans Pelicans (62)
    67. Eric Bledsoe, Milwaukee Bucks (56)
    66. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (NR)
    65. Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics (40)
    64. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (NR)
    63. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (92)
    62. Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (53)
    61. Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors (51)
    60. Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets (NR)
    59. Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    58. Lou Williams, LA Clippers (72)
    57. Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers (89)
    56. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans (55)
    55. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (NR)
    54. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (NR)
    53. Clint Capela, Houston Rockets (36)
    52. Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons (45)
    51. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics (37)
     
  2. FLASH21

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    This is going to get interesting...

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    Eric Gordon is severely underrated, still, and I'm not sure Clint should have taken that large of a drop (36th to now 53rd overall). There are quite a few former Rockets on the list... so that's good to see.

    100. Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs (NR)
    99. Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic (99)
    98. Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks (NR)
    97. Robert Covington, Minnesota Timberwolves (49)
    96. Derrick Favors, New Orleans Pelicans (83)
    95. Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets (NR)
    94. Justise Winslow, Miami Heat (96)
    93. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (NR)
    92. Julius Randle, New York Knicks (84)
    91. Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder (NR)
    90. Otto Porter Jr., Chicago Bulls (38)
    89. Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets (NR)
    88. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (74)
    87. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (54)
    86. Josh Richardson, Philadelphia 76ers (68)
    85. Paul Millsap, Denver Nuggets (61)
    84. Ricky Rubio, Phoenix Suns (52)
    83. Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers (75)
    82. P.J. Tucker, Houston Rockets (NR)
    81. Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (NR)
    80. Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks (30)
    79. Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers (NR)**
    78. Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets (42)
    77. Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers (70)
    76. Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets (76)
    75. Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder (47)
    74. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    73. J.J. Redick, New Orleans Pelicans (65)
    72. Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers (NR)**
    71. Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs (64)
    70. Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets (43)
    69. Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    68. Lonzo Ball, New Orleans Pelicans (62)
    67. Eric Bledsoe, Milwaukee Bucks (56)
    66. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (NR)
    65. Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics (40)
    64. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (NR)
    63. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (92)
    62. Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (53)
    61. Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors (51)
    60. Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets (NR)
    59. Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    58. Lou Williams, LA Clippers (72)**
    57. Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers (89)
    56. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans (55)
    55. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (NR)
    54. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (NR)
    53. Clint Capela, Houston Rockets (36)
    52. Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons (45)
    51. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics (37)
     
  3. Reeko

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    just like with SI’s trash ass list, if Harden ain’t top 3 then this list is automatically invalid and everybody involved should get checked for the blatant disrespect

    Giannis ahead of Harden? Don’t even try it...
     
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    This is already trash. Ja Morant? Dude hasn't even played a game, not even summer league. And they are ranking him ahead of players in the NBA. ESPN is just TMZ ×1000
     
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    Wow. EG got jobbed there. He was #42 last year and pretty much met expectations. Now he's trailing Kuzma, Dinwiddie, Bogdanovic, and Lonzo?
     
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    50. Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls (66)
    49. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (18)
    48. Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz (NR)
    47. John Collins, Atlanta Hawks (NR)
    46. DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs (39)
    45. Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic (41)
    44. Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers (48)
    43. Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers (24)
    42. Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans (NR)
    41. LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs (28)
    40. Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic (NR)
    39. Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors (21)
    38. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (16)
    37. Al Horford, Philadelphia 76ers (34)
    36. Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (35)
    35. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics (25)
    34. Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks (59)
    33. Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers (15)
    32. Chris Paul, Oklahoma City Thunder (11)
    31. Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans (27)
     
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    It annoys me Zion is even on this list
     
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    Zion above Klay..........

    C'mon man.
     
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    30. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (31)
    29. Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers (60)
    28. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (NR)
    27. Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets (46)
    26. D'Angelo Russell, Golden State Warriors (NR)
    25. De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    24. Mike Conley, Utah Jazz (44)
    23. Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons (33)
    22. Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (NR)
    21. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat (13)
    20. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (22)
    19. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards (29)
    18. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (17)
    17. Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics (26)
    16. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (63)
    15. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers (19)
    14. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (23)
    13. CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers (30)
    12. Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets (7)
    11. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets (20)
     
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    Is this saying Kyrie is 11th and moves up based on last year (from 20th)???

    Lol.... tells you all you need to know about the sway of Nike.
     
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    Yes, 11th is his rank (or projected rank?) this year; number in parenthesis is their rank last year.
     
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    CJ McCollum as the 13th best player in the NBA? I don’t even think he’s better than Bradley Beal, and he damn sure isn’t better than Jimmy Butler unless Jimmy Butler hits a decline.
     
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    Yes, that's insane.

    There goes my shoe contract theory, lol. I think Beal is with Nike. Not that there are any "Beal's" that sell well. McCollum left Nike to sign with Li-Ning...
     
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    Is anyone surprised that Zion is above a multiple time champion and all star and the 2nd greatest shooter ever? It’s an ESPN list, come on.. also not surprised that Gordon is 30 spots too low
     
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    Agreed. How much better is he than Eric Gordon really?
     
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    Luka at 16? lmfaooo that is an absolute joke
     
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    1-2 is Kawhi & Giannis (not necessarily in that order) which will be revealed tomorrow.

    10. Paul George, LA Clippers (14)
    9. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (10)
    8. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (9)
    7. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (12)
    6. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (2)
    5. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers (6)
    4. James Harden, Houston Rockets (3)
    3. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (1)
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    Giannis couldn't even take his team to the finals. How is he ranked 1 or 2. Leonard plays 2/3rd of the season. Is he even better than harden?
     
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    Where is KD?? Do they exclude guys that are injured from the the survey.
     
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    1 or 2 in MVP voting 4 out 5 years but 4th sounds about right.
     
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