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 104 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.
Remember when Okafor was taken just one pick after some guy named Dwight Howard. Now Howard is only about 90-95 spots higher in #NBARank
— Jake Gish (@tjgish23) September 11, 2012
Orlando Magic | PG | Age: 30
2011 rank: #73 | @jameernelson
Jameer Nelson 102 in #NBArank. He's going to have to play like a top 50 to keep the Magics 6 year streak of making the playoffs alive.
Strive 4 Excellence (@Luigi4Prez) September 11, 2012
Detroit Pistons | G | Age: 26
2011 rank: #108
103. its a shame that Rodney Stuckey and Brandon Knight average under 8 assist combined...
— the little guy (@thatboxdude) September 11, 2012
Miami Heat | PG | Age: 26
2011 rank: #155 | @mchalmers15
Mario couldn't crack the top 100 in #NBArank? I'm sure LeBron, Dwyane, Bosh, and Spoelstra will take turns yelling at him for it.
— Bo Churney (@bochurney) September 11, 2012
Minn. Timberwolves | C | Age: 26
2011 rank: #395
Wait, you guys didn't give Nikola Pekovic a 10 in #NBARank? Good luck when this comes to your door. http://twitpic.com/atlbht
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) September 11, 2012
Boston Celtics | SG | Age: 21
2011: #393 | @Avery_Bradley
@isabelabrgs "Putting me as low as 106 in #NBArank is the one thing I cannot defend." - Avery Bradley. #NBArank
— Scott Zimmerman (@Scott_Z57) September 11, 2012
Miami Heat | SF | Age: 34
2011: #98 | @shanebattier
Shane Battier over @wessywes2 ?? I know he has a ring, but Shane Battier's days are numbered! All he does is shoot 3s #NBArank
— Taylor Root (@TaylorRoot) September 11, 2012
Atlanta Hawks | PG | Age: 29
2011 rank: #69 | @DevinHarris5
Jeff Teague and Devin Harris need to flip flop in the #NBARank. One is approaching his prime and the other is leaving it.
— Wesley Morton (@WesFromTheATL) September 11, 2012
Atlanta Hawks | PG | Age: 24
2011 rank: #187 | @Teague0
And Jeff Teague is also better than Devin Harris, which will be evident when he starts over him. #NBArank botched it with Teague.
— Daniel Christian (@DChris_Hawks) September 11, 2012
Portland Trail Blazers | G | Age: 25
2011 rank: #100 | @wessywes2
@nbaonespn You say @wessywes2 at 109. You will all be surprised. He isn't injured and he is one of the hardest workers out there. #NBARank
— Mark D. (@blazers6thman) September 11, 2012
L.A. Clippers | G | Age: 35
2011 rank: #61
How many points are we giving for reputation? Chauncey Billups: great career, but worse than all 5 Clippers ranked between 130-100. #NBArank
— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) September 11, 2012
L.A. Clippers | G | Age: 32
2011 rank: #76
Jamal Crawford #111 is the Mr. Irrational Confidence. He thinks he is Top 10 material. #NBArank
— Nick The Dude (@IamNickTheDude) September 11, 2012
Toronto Raptors | SG | Age: 23
2011: #101 | @DeMar_DeRozan
#NBArank puts DeMar DeRozan at 112? He's the raptors second best player.. and he's 8 spots above Kendrick Perkins?
— Sofa King Zogbaa (@zogbaa) September 11, 2012
Dallas Mavericks | C | Age: 30
2011 rank: #88 | @ChrisKaman
@nbaonespn @chriskaman has, in a way, always been underrated. Can score with the best of big men. Will help alleviate Dirk's load. #NBArank
— David J. Smith (@davidjsmith1232) September 11, 2012
L.A. Clippers | SF | Age: 39
2011 rank: #67 | @
Grant Hill should be a legend in this league....but injuries, injuries, injuries; its refreshing to see him still playing #NBARank
— Worth The Wait (@ChildishReasons) September 11, 2012
Orlando Magic | SG | Age: 28
2011 rank: #143 | @JJRedick
Worked so hard to expand his game past few years. Well-deserved. RT @nbaonespn: #NBArank 115: J.J. Redick (@jjredick). bit.ly/2012NBArank101…
— Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) September 11, 2012
Boston Celtics | SG | Age: 26
2011: #176 | @CourtneyLee2211
Courtney Lee has improved every year since he joined the NBA but unless he has a huge season I think he's done rising. #NBArank
— Chris Barnewall (@ChrisJandB) September 11, 2012
Okla. City Thunder | SF | Age: 28
2011: #134 | @ThaboSefolosha
#NBArank Thabo Sefolosha: At 117, Probably the highest-ranked player with less than 5 points per game
— Eran Soroka (@sorokman) September 11, 2012
Philadelphia 76ers | C | Age: 24
2011: #219 | @spencerhawes00
Are we not counting defense anymore? Spencer Hawes at 118 can't cover ANYBODY. He's too soft. #NBARank
— Devin Arnold (@devinnarnold) September 11, 2012
Philadelphia 76ers | SG | Age: 23
2011 rank: #171 |
Evan Turner at 119? I think he will breakout this year, but there are definitely more than 118 players who are better right now #NBARANK
— Dan Kane (@dirtydanotm) September 11, 2012
Okla. City Thunder | C | Age: 27
2011 rank: #95
@nbaonespn Kendrick Perkins led the league for the 4th year in a row in SPM (scowls per minute).#NBArank
— NYKnicksPodcast (@NYKnicksPodcast) September 11, 2012