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[2021-22] Top 100 Players Lists

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Sep 21, 2021.

  1. J.R.

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    Not to be confused with the NBA’s upcoming 75 greatest players of all-time list

     
  2. J.R.

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    SI

    “Snubs”
    https://www.si.com/nba/2021/09/20/nba-top-100-biggest-snubs

    Kevin Huerter and Robert Williams
    John Wall and Victor Oladipo
    Kevin Love and Al Horford
    Blake Griffin
    LaMarcus Aldridge and Andre Drummond
    Eric Bledsoe, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Danny Green
    Steven Adams and Richuan Holmes
    Ricky Rubio

    100-51
    https://www.si.com/nba/2021/09/20/ranking-best-nba-players-top-100-2022

    100. Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz (NR)
    99. Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers (NR)
    98. Larry Nance Jr., Portland Trail Blazers (NR)
    97. Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    96. Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks (NR)
    95. Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic (NR)
    94. Malik Beasley, Minnesota Timberwolves (NR)
    93. Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs (NR)
    92. Norman Powell, Portland Trail Blazers (NR)
    91. Evan Fournier, New York Knicks (NR)
    90. Jae Crowder, Phoenix Suns (NR)
    89. Derrick Rose, New York Knicks (NR)
    88. Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors (NR)
    87. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (64)
    86. Jonas Valančiūnas, New Orleans Pelicans (97)
    85. Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat (99)
    84. Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (NR)
    83. Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)
    82. Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks (72)
    81. Seth Curry, Philadelphia 76ers (NR)
    80. Robert Covington, Portland Trail Blazers (66)
    79. Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings (84)
    78. Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets (NR)
    77. Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (NR)
    76. Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls (NR)
    75. Spencer Dinwiddie, Washington Wizards (88)
    74. Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz (56)
    73. Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs (100)
    72. Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets (86)
    71. Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)
    70. Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers (60)
    69. Kemba Walker, New York Knicks (31)
    68. Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (78)
    67. Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (95)
    66. Christian Wood, Houston Rockets (NR)

    Wood averaged 21 points per game last season on a crisp 51.4% from the field and 37.4% from three. He is decisive and controlled off the bounce, able to dance past opposing centers who attempt to stay with him on the perimeter. Sag too far, and he can bury a triple from atop the key. Wood still isn’t an impact defender and he’ll never be confused with a facilitating forward. Yet the offensive talent is too great to ignore. — MS

    65. Jusuf Nurkić, Portland Trail Blazers (44)
    64. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks (76)
    63. Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets (61)
    62. Caris LeVert, Indiana Pacers (62)
    61. D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves (46)
    60. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (68)
    59. OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors (73)
    58. Kristaps Porziņģis, Dallas Mavericks (40)
    57. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (NR)
    56. De’Andre Hunter, Atlanta Hawks (NR)
    55. Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons (79)
    54. John Collins, Atlanta Hawks (59)
    53. Mikal Bridges, Phoenix Suns (NR)
    52. Michael Porter Jr, Denver Nuggets (NR)
    51. LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (NR)

    50-31
    https://www.si.com/nba/2021/09/21/r...rs-top-100-2022-russell-westbrook-ben-simmons

    50. Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers (52)
    49. Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets (22)
    48. Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks (69)
    47. Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers (54)
    46. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (57)
    45. Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets (53)
    44. Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (30)
    43. Mike Conley, Utah Jazz (50)
    42. DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls (39)
    41. Julius Randle, New York Knicks (NR)
    40. Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat (28)
    39. Nikola Vučević, Chicago Bulls (43)
    38. CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers (35)
    37. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (74)
    36. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (55)
    35. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (34)
    34. Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers (25)
    33. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans (36)
    32. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (37)
    31. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers (21)
     
  3. J.R.

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    100-51
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32239384/nbarank-2021-ranking-best-players-2021-22-100-51

    Note: Due to knee injuries that will sideline both for most of the 2021-22 season, the LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and the Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray were excluded from this season's rankings.

    100. Norman Powell, Portland Trail Blazers (NR)
    99. Danilo Gallinari, Atlanta Hawks (85)
    98. Steven Adams, Memphis Grizzlies (70)
    97. Will Barton, Denver Nuggets (NR)
    96. Jalen Green, Houston Rockets (NR)

    One thing to watch for: Given his immense talent and opportunity on a young Rockets team, expect Jalen Green to lead all rookies in scoring and make a strong case for Rookie of the Year, similarly to Anthony Edwards a season ago. Keep an eye on how quickly the explosive 6-foot-6 guard is able to impact winning on both ends, along with his efficiency. Circle Nov. 10th on your calendar, as Green and the Rockets will go head-to-head with No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham and the Pistons. Green has long considered himself the top prospect in his age group, and this matchup gives him another chance to make his case that he's the best rookie in the NBA. -- Mike Schmitz

    95. Kevin Huerter, Atlanta Hawks (NR)
    94. Jonas Valanciunas, New Orleans Pelicans (NR)
    93. Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks (92)
    92. Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat (75)
    91. Derrick Rose, New York Knicks (NR)
    90. Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz (NR)
    89. Robert Covington, Portland Trail Blazers (60)
    88. Seth Curry, Philadelphia 76ers (91)
    87. Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets (NR)
    86. Devonte’ Graham, New Orleans Pelicans (NR)
    85. John Wall, Houston Rockets (81)

    One big question: Can the Rockets work with Wall's agent Rich Paul to find a new home this season for the veteran point guard? Wall's supermax contract, which has $91.7 million remaining over the next two seasons, certainly complicates matters. All parties agree that he isn't a fit with the rebuilding Rockets, who are putting Wall on ice and prioritizing the development of their young backcourt of Kevin Porter Jr. and rookie Jalen Green. -- MacMahon

    84. Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)
    83. Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs (83)
    82. Lauri Markkanen, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)
    81. Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets (NR)
    80. Caris LeVert, Indiana Pacers (46)
    79. Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks (NR)
    78. Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (NR)
    77. Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors (NR)
    76. Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons (NR)
    75. Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets (100)
    74. Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers (53)
    73. Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings (NR)
    72. OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors (68)
    71. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (43)
    70. Kamba Walker, New York Knicks (48)
    69. Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets (78)
    68. Spencer Dinwiddie, Washington Wizards (49)
    67. Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz (73)
    66. Mikal Bridges, Phoenix Suns (NR)
    65. Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers (39)
    64. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks (62)
    63. D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves (69)
    62. Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (89)
    61. Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers (96)
    60. Christian Wood, Houston Rockets (55)

    Swing skill: Wood, whose breakout season with the Rockets was interrupted by ankle sprains, is one of the NBA's most versatile bigs in the pick-and-roll. He's a threat to pop or roll, making it difficult for defenses to settle into coverage schemes, averaging 1.18 points per possession after screening for a ballhandler last season. The rapport Wood builds with young guards Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green will be critical for the Rockets' present and future. -- MacMahon

    59. Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)
    58. Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets (45)
    57. Lonzo Ball, Chicago Balls (54)
    56. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (40)
    55. Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks (NR)
    54. John Collins, Atlanta Hawks (84)
    53. Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons (88)
    52. Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (NR)
    51. Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings (87)
     
  4. jordnnnn

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    As usual, Westbrook is ranked waaaaaaay too favorably.

    ESPN having Wall as a top 80ish guy is also pretty questionable.

    Ranking Green in the top 100 before playing a single game is pretty bold.

    Pretty fair ranking and write ups on CW.
     
  5. RedIsen

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    There's gotta be some sort of Aaron Gordon conspiracy going on.
     
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    Westbrook and wall have no business being ranked based on 2020, especially wall
     
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    50-26
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32244615/nbarank-2021-ranking-best-players-2021-22-50-26

    50. Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks (41)
    49. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (37)
    48. Mike Conley, Utah Jazz (71)
    47. LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (NR)
    46. Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers (57)
    45. DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls (82)
    44. Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers (74)
    43. Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat (30)
    42. Julius Randle, New York Knicks (NR)
    41. Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (51)
    40. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (50)
    39. Nikola Vucevic, Chicago Bulls (42)
    38. Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (24)
    37. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (44)
    36. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (38)
    35. DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (52)
    34. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (34)
    33. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (56)
    32. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (NR)
    31. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (31)
    30. C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers (27)
    29. Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers (36)
    28. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers (16)
    27. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics (32)
    26. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans (28)


    SI

    30-11
    https://www.si.com/nba/2021/09/22/r...-2022-damian-lillard-paul-george-jayson-tatum

    30. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (63)
    29. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (75)
    28. Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks (26)
    27. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics (38)
    26. Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (27)
    25. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (41)
    24. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (23)
    23. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (18)
    22. Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (20)
    21. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (16)
    20. Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans (32)
    19. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets (19)
    18. Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns (14)
    17. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (29)
    16. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (24)
    15. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards (15)
    14. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat (11)
    13. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics (17)
    12. Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers (13)
    11. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (12)
     
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    25-6
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32249592/nbarank-2021-ranking-best-players-2021-22-25-6

    25. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (26)
    24. Karl Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (23)
    23. Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans (19)
    22. Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks (33)
    21. Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (13)
    20. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets (25)
    19. Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (35)
    18. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (18)
    17. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (29)
    16. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat (12)
    15. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (17)
    14. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics (11)
    13. Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns (15)
    12. Paul George, LA Clippers (20)
    11. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards (22)
    10. James Harden, Brooklyn Nets (9)
    9. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers (2)
    8. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (7)
    7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (14)
    6. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (10)


    SI

    10-1
    https://www.si.com/nba/2021/09/23/r...vin-durant-giannis-antetokounmpo-lebron-james

    10. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers (3)
    9. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers (7)
    8. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (10)
    7. James Harden, Brooklyn Nets (4)
    6. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (9)
    5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (8)
    4. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (5)
    3. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (1)
    2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (2)
    1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (6)
     
  9. Reeko

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    ESPN at it again with another troll list

    What possible argument could Dame have of being a better player than Harden??
     
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    Agreed. Just my opinion. Only Tier 1 is in a specific order.

    Tier 1 ( The two guys who I think have the best chance to have the most impact)
    1A : Durant
    1B : Giannis

    Tier 2A ( The consistent, proven and still amazing high, high impact yearly top 10 MVP candidates)
    James
    Curry
    Harden

    Tier 2B ( The guys who could be bumped up with more sample of top 10 MVP level play and/or better health)
    Luka
    Embiid
    Jokic
    Davis
    Leonard

    Tier 3 (Guys who will have a season here or there that is top 10 MVP level but not every year)
    Lillard
    Paul
    PG
    Etc..
     
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    Looks like Buddy is 79 on SI and 51 on ESPN and Gordon isn't even on the snub list of either. Wall is lower on both lists as well. Nice to see unbiased perspective @RudyTBag
     
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    I think there is a high chance that this year Lebron will no longer be considered a top 5 player. More top 20 or so maybe 15.
     
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    Eric Gordon is too injury prone and too atrocious offensively to be considered better than Buddy Hield at this point…EG has pretty much been a joke on the court since about 2019
     
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    How come you have durant over harden??
    durant cant do nothing when not on stacked teams, cant carry in regular season, and cant stay healthy....
     
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    Here is a guy who is better than both of them, because he actually does it without a super star team... Should be number 1 in the world on any ones list....

    [​IMG]
     
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    5-1
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32260331/nbarank-2021-ranking-best-players-2021-22-5-1

    5. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (8)
    4. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (4)
    3. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (1)
    2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (3)
    1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (6)



    SI

    17. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (29)
    48. Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks (69)
    54. John Collins, Atlanta Hawks (59)
    56. De’Andre Hunter, Atlanta Hawks (NR)
    64. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks (76)

    13. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics (17)
    27. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics (38)
    60. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (68)

    1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (6)
    7. James Harden, Brooklyn Nets (4)
    19. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets (19)
    72. Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets (86)

    45. Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets (53)
    51. LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (NR)
    78. Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets (NR)

    29. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (75)
    39. Nikola Vučević, Chicago Bulls (43)
    42. DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls (39)
    76. Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls (NR)

    71. Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)
    83. Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)

    6. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (9)
    58. Kristaps Porziņģis, Dallas Mavericks (40)
    96. Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks (NR)

    5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (8)
    49. Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets (22)
    52. Michael Porter Jr, Denver Nuggets (NR)
    63. Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets (61)

    55. Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons (79)

    4. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (5)
    35. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (34)
    57. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (NR)
    88. Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors (NR)

    66. Christian Wood, Houston Rockets (NR)

    36. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (55)
    47. Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers (54)
    62. Caris LeVert, Indiana Pacers (62)
    70. Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers (60)

    10. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers (3)
    12. Paul George, LA Clippers (13)
    99. Ivica Zubac, LA Clippers (NR)

    3. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (1)
    9. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers (7)
    34. Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers (25)

    25. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (41)
    84. Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (NR)
    87. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (64)

    14. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat (11)
    22. Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (20)
    40. Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat (28)
    85. Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat (99)

    2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (2)
    26. Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (27)
    28. Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks (26)
    82. Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks (72)

    23. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (18)
    61. D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves (46)
    77. Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (NR)
    94. Malik Beasley, Minnesota Timberwolves (NR)

    20. Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans (32)
    33. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans (36)
    86. Jonas Valančiūnas, New Orleans Pelicans (97)

    41. Julius Randle, New York Knicks (NR)
    69. Kemba Walker, New York Knicks (31)
    89. Derrick Rose, New York Knicks (NR)
    91. Evan Fournier, New York Knicks (NR)

    30. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (63)

    95. Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic (NR)

    8. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (10)
    31. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers (21)
    50. Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers (52)
    81. Seth Curry, Philadelphia 76ers (NR)

    16. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (24)
    18. Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns (14)
    37. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (74)
    53. Mikal Bridges, Phoenix Suns (NR)
    90. Jae Crowder, Phoenix Suns (NR)

    11. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (12)
    38. CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers (35)
    65. Jusuf Nurkić, Portland Trail Blazers (44)
    80. Robert Covington, Portland Trail Blazers (66)
    92. Norman Powell, Portland Trail Blazers (NR)
    98. Larry Nance Jr., Portland Trail Blazers (NR)

    32. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (37)
    67. Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (95)
    79. Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings (84)
    97. Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings (NR)

    73. Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs (100)
    93. Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs (NR)

    44. Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (30)
    46. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (57)
    59. OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors (73)

    21. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (16)
    24. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (23)
    43. Mike Conley, Utah Jazz (50)
    68. Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (78)
    74. Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz (56)
    100. Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz (NR)

    15. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards (15)
    75. Spencer Dinwiddie, Washington Wizards (88)


    ESPN

    17. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (29)
    54. John Collins, Atlanta Hawks (84)
    55. Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks (NR)
    64. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks (62)
    95. Kevin Huerter, Atlanta Hawks (NR)
    99. Danilo Gallinari, Atlanta Hawks (85)

    14. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics (11)
    27. Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics (32)
    49. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (37)

    1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (6)
    10. James Harden, Brooklyn Nets (9)
    20. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets (25)
    75. Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets (100)

    47. LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (NR)
    58. Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets (45)
    81. Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets (NR)
    87. Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets (NR)

    33. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (56)
    39. Nikola Vucevic, Chicago Bulls (42)
    45. DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls (82)
    57. Lonzo Ball, Chicago Balls (54)

    59. Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)
    61. Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers (96)
    82. Lauri Markkanen, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)
    84. Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers (NR)

    4. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (4)
    50. Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks (41)
    79. Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks (NR)

    6. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (10)
    41. Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (51)
    69. Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets (78)
    97. Will Barton, Denver Nuggets (NR)

    53. Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons (88)
    76. Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons (NR)

    5. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (8)
    32. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (NR)
    37. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (44)
    77. Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors (NR)

    60. Christian Wood, Houston Rockets (55)
    85. John Wall, Houston Rockets (81)
    96. Jalen Green, Houston Rockets (NR)

    40. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (50)
    44. Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers (74)
    65. Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers (39)
    80. Caris LeVert, Indiana Pacers (46)

    12. Paul George, LA Clippers (20)

    3. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (1)
    9. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers (2)
    29. Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers (36)

    31. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (31)
    71. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (43)
    78. Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies (NR)
    98. Steven Adams, Memphis Grizzlies (70)

    16. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat (12)
    21. Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (13)
    43. Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat (30)
    92. Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat (75)

    2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (3)
    19. Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (35)
    22. Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks (33)

    24. Karl Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (23)
    52. Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (NR)
    63. D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves (69)

    23. Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans (19)
    26. Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans (28)
    86. Devonte’ Graham, New Orleans Pelicans (NR)
    94. Jonas Valanciunas, New Orleans Pelicans (NR)

    42. Julius Randle, New York Knicks (NR)
    70. Kamba Walker, New York Knicks (48)
    91. Derrick Rose, New York Knicks (NR)
    93. Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks (92)

    36. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (38)

    7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (14)
    28. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers (16)
    46. Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers (57)
    88. Seth Curry, Philadelphia 76ers (91)

    13. Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns (15)
    15. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (17)
    35. DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (52)
    66. Mikal Bridges, Phoenix Suns (NR)

    8. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (7)
    30. C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers (27)
    74. Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers (53)
    89. Robert Covington, Portland Trail Blazers (60)
    100. Norman Powell, Portland Trail Blazers (NR)

    34. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (34)
    51. Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings (87)
    73. Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings (NR)

    83. Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs (83)

    38. Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (24)
    56. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (40)
    72. OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors (68)

    18. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (18)
    25. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (26)
    48. Mike Conley, Utah Jazz (71)
    62. Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (89)
    67. Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz (73)
    90. Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz (NR)

    11. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards (22)
    68. Spencer Dinwiddie, Washington Wizards (49)
     
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    I agree, he might not be the overall better player than Durant is currently (Durant's defense is better than his offense) but probably deserves the title after the year he had.

    It's close though between those two...
     
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    He was the healthiest of the big 3 in the playoffs and was literally an inch away from beating the eventual champs in the EC Semis. No doubt in my mind that a Nets team with just KD would have beaten the Hawks, if they got there. Bucks just had too good of an overall team.

    It's very hard to argue that Kevin Durant isn't the best basketball player in the world, right now.
     
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    One of the worst top 10 list I have ever seen

    lebron is gonna be 40 years old and somehow remain the highest rated player nba 2k and still seen as a top 3 player in the league when he is past his prime
     
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    It's absolutely amazing how much James Harden has done and how consistently relevant to the playoffs he's been for a decade and ESPN's still here going "but Dame can be the best player on an 8-seed AND sometimes hit 35-footers, sounds better to me!"
     

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