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.
Most players PER is too low because of defense, Serge Ibaka's is too high because of blocks. #NBARank
—Based Mac (@FreeBigMacs) September 18, 2012
Serge is the GLUE to the Thunders young core ... with a back to basket game they are unstoppable #NBArank
тσηισ вσy∂-sαηfσя∂ (@PlutoBlaZzzN) September 18, 2012
DeMarcus Cousins | @boogiecousins
Sacramento Kings | C | Age: 22 | 2011 rank: #82
Demarcus Cousins ranked 42 on @nbaonespn #NBArank. Come next year, he'll be top 20 averaging 20-10-4. @boogiecousins!!!
—PhuongL (@eeyeskii) September 18, 2012
@boogiecousins is a top 20 Guy if disciplined or 42 will stand for the amount of distractions he will cause this year @NBAonESPN #nbarank
—GoldenStGreat (@goldenstgreat) September 18, 2012
Amare Stoudemire | @Amareisreal
New York Knicks | PF | Age: 29 | 2011 rank: #13
30 spots too low for 2006-2011 Amar'e; 100+ spots too high for 2011-12 Amar'e. RT @nbaonespn: #NBArank 43: Amare Stoudemire
— Noam Schiller (@noamschiller) September 18, 2012
Wow thats a big fall from last yr RT @nbaonespn: #NBArank 43: Amare Stoudemire (@amareisreal). bit.ly/2012NBArank41-… …
— JohnG (@ElectricalPanda) September 18, 2012
Utah Jazz | C | Age: 27 | 2011 rank: #52
Al Jefferson is one of the better big men in the league, point blank period. #NBARank #underrated
— Oleg Yemchuk (@D1Oleg) September 18, 2012
Al Jefferson (#NBArank 44) is a traditional post-up center in a league that doesn't value that position anymore. espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…
— Tyler J. Petty (@TylerJPetty) September 18, 2012
Andrew Bogut | @AndrewMBogut
Golden State Warriors | C | Age: 27 | 2011 rank: #33
Andrew Bogut and Monta Ellis switched teams, and got attached to each other in #NBArank . THAT was a Fantasy League-like trade
— Eran Soroka (@sorokman) September 18, 2012
@andrewmbogut injuries/small market didn't allow him to show his all around talent .will be much lower next yr. @nbaonespn #nbarank #gsw
— GoldenStGreat (@goldenstgreat) September 18, 2012
Milwaukee Bucks | SG | Age: 26 | 2011 rank: #41
@nbaonespn #NBArank 46: Monta Ellis is new to Milwaukee Bucks and his average dropped after the trade but now he had time to blend in!
— Jackie Chen (@ChenNotChan) September 18, 2012
@nbaonespn Monta Ellis is a elite scorer. Once he figures out how to carry a team to the playoffs, he'd be top 30. #NBArank
—PhuongL (@eeyeskii) September 18, 2012
Ricky Rubio | @rickyrubio9
Minnesota Timberwolves | PG | Age: 21 | 2011 rank: #204
@nbaonespn Ricky Rubio coming off an amazing rookie season even with the injury, will help the Wolves make the playoffs this year. #NBARank
— Ben Fischer (@ben_fischer) September 18, 2012
Ricky Rubio is one of the most exciting players to watch. His stats don't do his performance justice #NBArank
— que sara sara (@sarahendel) September 18, 2012
Ty Lawson | @TyLawson3
Denver Nuggets | PG | Age: 24 | 2011 rank: #64
That ranking is 💩.thx thoRT @JoelBarkers5: congrat 2 @tylawson3 moving up 2 48 n the NBA rank n barley being 6'0 #top20 next yr...Bang Bang
— Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) September 18, 2012
@tylawson3 will be ranked BELOW Ricky Rubio in #NBARank!? Hype wins again. espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…
— Nate Timmons (@Nate_Timmons) September 18, 2012
.@tylawson3 has the tools to be an All-Star caliber talent, but it's a steep hill to climb w/ so many great WC PGs. @nbaonespn #NBArank
— denbutsu (@denbutsu) September 18, 2012
Greg Monroe | @MooseGM10
Detroit Pistons | C | Age: 22 | 2011 rank: #132
@nbaonespn #NBARank 49 seems right. Excited to see Greg Monroe play with Drummond. Bringing the Pistons back to life..... hopefully.
— David Gamboa (@reydavidgamboa) September 18, 2012
Greg Monroe on an elite team would put him 20 spots higher. Clearly one of the best big men out there. #NBArank
— Jay Wallis (@JayWallis11) September 18, 2012
Ryan Anderson | @ryananderson33
New Orleans Hornets | PF | Age: 24 | 2011 rank: #167
This is a surreal thing to see for a guy that wasn't even ranked in the top 100 coming out of high school! Gotta ... tmi.me/x44wx
— Ryan Anderson (@ryananderson33) September 18, 2012
Ryan Anderson is a Top 50 player in #NBARank. Not bad as a throw-in in the Vince Carter trade.
— Rey-Rey (@TheNoLookPass) September 18, 2012