#NBArank: Nos. 131-140

It's Year 5 for #NBArank!

ESPN is ranking (almost) every NBA player and counting them down on Twitter (@ESPNNBA), from No. 400 to No. 1.

Who will be the best player this season?

To get the final ranking, we asked the panel to vote on pairs of players.

LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry. James Harden vs. Kevin Durant. Kobe Bryant vs. Pau Gasol.

We asked, "Which player will be better in 2015-16?" 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. More than 100 voters weighed in on nearly 30,000 pairs of players.

We'll roll out the results over the next five weeks. If you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along, #NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use. You also can follow along @ESPNNBA and on Facebook.

Today, we're unveiling players Nos. 131-140 on our list.

#NBArank: 131-140

131. Ersan Ilyasova
Detroit Pistons | PF
Score: 37.2 (of 100)

132. Josh Smith
Los Angeles Clippers | SF
Score: 37.2

  • Last year's rank: 75

  • 2015-16 projected RPM: -1.53

133. Nikola Pekovic
Minnesota Timberwolves | C
Score: 37.1

134. Jusuf Nurkic
Denver Nuggets | C
Score: 37.0

135. Patrick Beverley
Houston Rockets | PG
Score: 36.8

136. Wilson Chandler
Denver Nuggets | SF
Score: 36.8

137. Jordan Clarkson
Los Angeles Lakers | PG
Score: 36.6

  • Last year's rank: 448

  • 2015-16 projected RPM: -2.51

138. J.R. Smith
Cleveland Cavaliers | SG
Score: 36.5

139. Dennis Schroder
Atlanta Hawks | PG
Score: 36.2

140. Ed Davis
Portland Trail Blazers | PF
Score: 36.1

#NBArank: Next: 141-160 | Team-by-team