ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network are ranking every NBA player -- and counting them down on Twitter (@NBAonESPN), from No. 500 to No. 1. As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.
What is #NBArank?
#NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.
You can also follow along here: @NBAonESPN
How did we rank the players?
We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of "the current quality of each player."
Here is the full list of voters from ESPN.com, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games, ESPN Dallas, ESPN Los Angeles, ESPN Chicago, ESPN New York, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics.
To decide which players to rank, we started with every player who played in the league last season, and then eliminated players who had signed overseas contracts that made them ineligible for the 2011-12 NBA season. Then we added the 60 members of the 2011 draft class, eliminating those not likely to play in the NBA by 2012. That left 500 players, according to our best information as of August 15.
• Wednesday, September 14: Players 191 to 200 announced
• Thursday, September 15: Players 181 to 190 announced
@imsohideous: Shannon Brown's #NBArank is the same as the number of times he missed defensive assignments last season: 181
@TheNoLookPass: Sorry, Shannon Brown. You're #181 on #NBARank. Just one of them days. Don't take it personal.
Min. Timberwolves | PG | Age: 30
@xtomchaptersx: Ridnour's rank is very likely to fall now that his competition for minutes is Ricky Rubio rather than Jonny Flynn. #NBArank
Dallas Mavericks | G | Age: 23
@simonchun: There were 29 teams who could have used Roddy Beaubois to help their team last season; the Dallas Mavericks were not among them. #NBArank
@DashiellD: The Mavs won the title last year with Roddy B riding the bench. If he's even half as good as Mark Cuban has advertised, that's scary. #NBArank
Por. Trail Blazers | C | Age: 23
@TheAkronHammer: Eighty-two games in four seasons, still a top-200 player. Potential is powerful.
@cfrone09: With Barnes, the Lakers have two of the most unpredictable players in the league at one position. #NBArank
Milwaukee Bucks | G | Age: 29
@DashiellD: Beno Udrih went from being one of the worst starting PGs in the league with SAC to one of the best backups with MIL. #NBArank
@prestondegarmo: Bucks need more offense? Start Beno Udrih at shooting guard next year. Could have the best mid-ranged shot in the league. #NBArank
@noamschiller: Take away the six-game Chicago series and he's at least double this rank. RT @NBAonESPN #NBArank 187: Jeff Teague.
Detroit Pistons | PG | Age: 28
@PistonPowered: Low for a guy who scored 26 points in a quarter. High for a guy in Israeli jail a few years ago. RT @NBAonESPN: #NBArank 188: Will Bynum.
@patrick_hayes: One of my fave moments of last season was Will Bynum playing all 48 min vs. PHI after Pistons boycott. #NBArank
Wash. Wizards | SF | Age: 31
@noamschiller: At number 189, Josh Howard clearly got the benefit of the doubt from #NBArank. By which I mean, the doubt as to whether this is still 2007.
@Mr_Norof: Seriously, Josh Howard has played 53 games from 2009-present. I'm not sure how his #NBArank cracked the final 200 players.
@tomhaberstroh: Amir Johnson's PER was better than the following players: Iguodala, Rondo, Joe Johnson. Alas, Amir's foul rate = those 3 *combined*. #NBArank
@Ianic: Amir Johnson is actually somewhat underrated at 190 despite his contract, good energy and decent game. #NBArank
@Brady_Ford: Last season, the 6'9" Villanueva made $23,796.61 for every rebound he collected. Money well spent, Joe D! #NBArank
@TheNoLookPass: Charlie Villanueva is #191 on #NBARank. If he found this out during a regular-season game, he would've tweeted about this during halftime.
@sorokman: Kyle Korver is number 192 on #NBArank, but he's the world leader in #NBAplayersThatLookExactlyLikeAshtonKutcherRank
New York Knicks | G | Age: 25
@TheGrandGuru: He's better than Al Thornton? I'm pretty sure Thornton was the go-to guy at FSU, not Toney.
@m00mu2: #NBArank Eric Bledsoe, summer MVP of Team Melo!
@patgriego: Eric Bledsoe #194 = number of alley oops he will throw to Blake this season. #NBArank
Toronto Raptors | PG | Age: 23
@TheNoLookPass: Let's see what Jerryd Bayless can do with 30 minutes of playing time. At 23, I still feel there's something untapped with him. #NBARank
@dma_pdx: Bayless is kind of high for a guy who's been traded three times in three years and still has no real position, ain't it? #NBArank
@gregfield93: Derrick Williams is this high because he isn't one of Kahn's 100 point guard prospects. #NBArank
@KB2010Champ: Something tells me Derrick Williams will exceed his 196 ranking once Beasley is out of the way.
Philadelphia 76ers | F | Age: 31
Charlotte Bobcats | C | Age: 31
@connorcook: Joel Pryzbilla - Backed up Kwame, had a lower PER, still ranked 106 spots higher in #NBArank. #thekwameconspiracy
Toronto Raptors | SF | Age: 26
@HPbasketball: I will always blame the Allen Iverson trade for ruining Kleiza's time with the Nuggets. He was great that year. #NBArank.
@QCsportscrave: Kleiza's random six-game outburst of averaging 24 points and 7 rebounds in November of last season surely earned him this spot in #NBArank.
@noamschiller: The South American delegate in the basketball UN that is Milwaukee.
* Score: Tiebreakers are first based on percentage points; scores have been rounded off. The second tiebreaker is based on John Hollinger's Estimated Wins Added for the 2010-11 NBA season (rookies were given an EWA of zero).