For the sixth season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA. Who will be the best player this season?
To get the final ranking, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of players.
We asked, "Which player will be better in 2016-17?" 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.
We'll roll out the rest of our top 200 players over the next two days. 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.
On to the list ...
20. Andre Drummond
Insider profile: Since Ben Wallace was probably the best rebounder of the 2000s, it is apropos that the Pistons now employ the best rebounder of the 2010s. Playing exclusively with low-rebounding stretch-4s next to him, Drummond garnered a league-high 34.2 percent of available defensive rebounds and led the league overall with a 24.5 percent rebound rate. His offensive rebounding actually declined by 2.7 percent from the previous season but remained an elite 15.6 percent. Read more »