#NBArank 9: Deron Williams

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.

Feel blessed to be CONSIDERED one of the 10 best players in the world. #NBArank! Thanks for the support from my fans and haters.Mon Oct 17 18:30:51 via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Deron Williams was a legit MVP candidate in 2009-10 (non-LeBron category). Never forget that, folks. #NBArankMon Oct 17 16:06:26 via TweetDeck

Deron Williams took a step back in the "best PG" convo, but if he gets the Nets to the playoffs, he'll be back in it. #NBArankMon Oct 17 16:06:16 via web

Deron Williams? Oh, you mean that guy who plays in Turkey. #NBArankMon Oct 17 16:03:46 via web

I wouldn't put Deron Williams or Blake Griffin in the top 10. #NBArank. @NBAonESPNMon Oct 17 16:38:21 via web

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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.

* 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).