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Who will be the best ballers in the NBA this season? Here are players 36-40.
36. Bradley Beal
Insider profile: Beal leaves so much money on the table with his obsession with the long 2-pointer. Last season, he took about 100 more mid-range shots than 3-pointers despite the 3-pointer being twice as rewarding. Read more »
37. Eric Bledsoe
Insider profile: Bledsoe remains a player whose best moments occur barreling to the basket, where he can get to the basket and finish or set up teammates around the basket area, particularly with over-the-top lobs to over-the-top athletes, which will no doubt come into play with Tyson Chandler this season. Read more »
38. Goran Dragic
Insider profile: Dragic is an uptempo point guard who played for a team that didn't like to run. That might change, but when The Dragon gets a full head of steam, there's no stopping him. With great body control and touch around the rim, he shot 69 percent on shots within four feet, a scorching mark for someone his size. Read more »
39. Jeff Teague
Insider profile: With vision, quickness and body control, Teague is a modern point guard for a progressive offense. He needs to continue to develop his jump shot if he wants to ascend into the top tier of point guards. Read more »
Insider profile: After last season, it's up for debate whether Giannis Antetokounmpo or Jabari Parker will be the face of the franchise in Milwaukee. That's not a knock on Parker. The gregarious Antetokounmpo simply has a star's personality and a game that's one or two more big steps away from elite. Read more »
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.
We asked, "Which player will be better in 2015-16?" To decide, voters had to consider both the quality and 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.