NBA Top 100 NBA Players – Who is Number One?

It’s been awhile. My life has been crazy lately; sorry about the lack of posts. Now that the season is up and going, my motivation will be at an all-time high (hopefully posting at least twice a week). I had this idea for awhile and it’s finally coming to life. I won’t explain myself with any of my rankings, but leave a comment to tell me what you think. I’m down to have a friendly argument with anyone, so please, start a conversation down below.

I also decided to take some shots at ESPN and Sports Illustrated with their player rankings. There are two numbers following each player; the first being sports illustrated’s ranking, the second belonging to ESPN. Also, a “U” stands for unranked. Don’t be surprised if you see some discrepancy between the three rankings.

As clarification, my list was created prior to the 2017-2018 NBA season. Enjoy!

  1. Kevin Durant 2, 2
  2. Lebron James 1, 1
  3. James Harden 5, 8
  4. Stephen Curry 3, 4
  5. Russell Westbrook 6, 5
  6. Kawhi Leonard 4, 3
  7. Paul George 12, 13
  8. Giannis Antetokounmpo 9, 9
  9. John Wall 13, 15
  10. Anthony Davis 8, 6
  11. Demarcus Cousins 23, 17
  12. Chris Paul 7, 7
  13. Damian Lillard 17, 18
  14. Kyrie Irving 21, 25
  15. Isaiah Thomas 40, 33
  16. Demar DeRozan 36, 39
  17. Jimmy Butler 11, 11
  18. Karl-Anthony Towns 14, 12
  19. Draymond Green 10, 10
  20. Klay Thompson 20, 19
  21. Gordon Hayward 16, 20
  22. Kyle Lowry 19, 21
  23. Carmelo Anthony 37, 64
  24. Kemba Walker 29, 34
  25. Joel Embiid 41, 32
  26. Blake Griffin 22, 24
  27. Nikola Jokic 25, 16
  28. C.J. McCollum 39, 31
  29. Kevin Love 26, 26
  30. Eric Bledsoe 38, 37
  31. Rudy Gobert 15, 14
  32. Marc Gasol 24, 29
  33. Devin Booker 64, 60
  34. Deandre Jordan 28, 30
  35. Paul Millsap 27, 27
  36. Kristaps Porzingis 33, 22
  37. Goran Dragic 43, 47
  38. Andre Drummond 51, 53
  39. Andrew Wiggins 50, 57
  40. Dwyane Wade 74, U
  41. Bradley Beal 32, 28
  42. Derrick Rose U, U
  43. Brook Lopez 45, 51
  44. Mike Conley 18, 23
  45. Harrison Barnes 49, 58
  46. Lamarcus Aldridge 31, 45
  47. Dion Waiters U, 98
  48. Steven Adams 47, 46
  49. Hassan Whiteside 34, 41
  50. Avery Bradley 54, 61
  51. Dwight Howard 73, U
  52. Al Horford 30, 40
  53. Ben Simmons U, 84
  54. Lonzo Ball U, 63
  55. Jae Crowder 44, 38
  56. Markelle Fultz U, 86
  57. Eric Gordon 83, 62
  58. Nicolas Batum 48, 66
  59. Serge Ibaka 56, 69
  60. Jeremy Lin U, U
  61. Zach Lavine U, U
  62. Myles Turner 68, 36
  63. Khris Middleton 35, 35
  64. Jayson Tatum U, U
  65. Dirk Nowitzki 71, 97
  66. Jabari Parker U, U
  67. J.J. Redick 59, 87
  68. Jeff Teague 55, 73
  69. Jrue Holiday 60, 52
  70. D’Angelo Russell 100, 83
  71. Evan Fournier U, U
  72. Lou Williams 93, 81
  73. Danilo Gallinari 42, 54
  74. Jusuf Nurkic 69, 44
  75. Josh Jackson U, U
  76. Otto Porter Jr. 53, 42
  77. Clint Capela 58, 70
  78. Dennis Smith Jr. U, 75
  79. Patrick Beverley 90, 50
  80. Dennis Schroeder 76, 96
  81. Rajon Rondo U, U
  82. Enes Kanter U, U
  83. Tristan Thompson 52, 72
  84. Victor Oladipo U, 78
  85. George Hill 63, 49
  86. Malcolm Brogdon U, 56
  87. De’Aaron Fox U, U
  88. Tobias Harris 81, U
  89. Rodney Hood 87, 92
  90. Marcus Smart U, 65
  91. Buddy Hield U, U
  92. J.R. Smith U, U
  93. James Johnson 91, 93
  94. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 99, 74
  95. Reggie Jackson 78, U
  96. Ryan Anderson 97, 100
  97. Rudy Gay U, U
  98. Markeiff Morris 79, 79
  99. Marcus Morris U, U
  100. Andre Iguodala 46, 43

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  8. I can definitely see where you’re coming from asking why Jimmy Butler is so low. It was tough for me to make a decision, but I personally believe I’d rather have Demar DeRozan, Isaiah Thomas, or any of the other guys in front of him as my team leader. Though he may be a talented two-way player, he doesn’t seem like the type of guy that can consistently be the guy on offense. He’s not the guy that you can tell to just get you a bucket at the end of the game. I’m super excited you asked about wade and especially rose. I understand they’re getting older and obviously aren’t the same as they used to be, but the media exaggerates that a little too much. Remember, Derrick Rose averaged 18 points per game just last season, more than guys like Dennis Schroder, Eric Gordon, and Victor Oladipo. That being said, Rose and Wade are each extremely efficient scoring veterans and will play fairly large roles with the Cavs, especially until Isaiah Thomas gets back.

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  9. nbaeverydaysite

    Like the post as I’m a huge fan of rankings and numbers. The things that stood out to me that I disagreed with was how low Jimmy was rated and why Rose and Wade were in the top 100 at all. I also think that Klay is top 10, but I also know that I’m the only one with that opinion.

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