List of Top Ranked NBA Stars
In recent years great talents have evolved in the NBA, making it difficult to rank the top 10 players. LeBron James continues to dominate the NBA setting records that are likely to last for ever.
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Today we are going to list the top 10 talents in bascketball according to ESPN sports. So many young stars that have been making the headlines for the right reason and some of the big names of the game who we already know too well are in the list of top 10 NBA players of 2017/2018.
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10. Draymond Green:
Draymond Green is an amazing passer and is the main playmaker on the Golden State Warriors.
Green ranked second in the NBA in deflections last season as the Warriors finished first as a team. When Green played the 5, opponents averaged just 0.91 points per play and shot 42 percent from the field.
9. Giannis Antetokounmpo:
Giannis Antetokounmpo a Greek young professional Basketball player is the youngest player in NBA history to lead his team the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks last season. Antetokounmpo’s combination of per possession points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks is one of a kind in the NBA history.
8. James Harden:
James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
His 1-2 punch with Clint Capela is among the best if not the best. Averaging 9.3 assists per game with 17.5% assist per pass is good enough to be one of the best passers in the league.
Harden scored or assisted on 4,538 points last season, exactly one point shy of Tiny Archibald’s NBA record set in 1972-73. Harden ranked in the 91st percentile in points per play on spot-ups last season. Harden is capable of causing trouble to any opposing team.
7. Chris Paul:
The seventh player in the list is Chris Paul.
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
At the league’s most loaded position, Paul once again led all point guards in real plus-minus in 2016-17 while finishing second league-wide behind only LeBron James.
one of the best court visions, and also one of the most efficient passers in the league. Boasting 4.79 assists per turnover while averaging 9.6 assists per game is a feat in itself. Along with that, he is also leading the league in assist% per pass with 18.7%. Also, averaging 2.4 assists in the 4th quarter (tied league best) and a league-best 1.3 assists per game in the clutch
Paul is the only point guard who’s a defensive upgrade over Patrick Beverley, who finished second among point guards in defensive RPM.
6. Anthony Davis:
Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Davis just finished his fifth season and was named first-team All-NBA for the second time. Davis remains the 37th player in NBA history with back to back first-team All-NBA selections within his first five seasons without winning any of the play of games in his first five seasons.
5. Russell Westbrook:
Russell Westbrook (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Brook was named twice NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, in 2015 and 2016.
When it comes to stats, no one beats him. Averaging 10.2 assists per game, 20.1 potential assists, 16% assists per pass are some of his best stats. Averaging 1.9 assists in the 4th and 0.8 in the clutch.
In 2016-2017 set NBA record with a usage percentage of 41.7 regular season. Westbrook upped the ante in the postseason with a usage percentage of 45.8 in OKC’s first-round loss to Houston, easily the highest ever in a single postseason.
4. Stephen Curry
Wardell Stephen Curry II (born March 14, 1988), commonly known as Stephen Curry and sometimes as Steph Curry, is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Averaging only 6.6 assists per game, least on the list, with 11.5 potential assists and 12% assists per pass are pretty decent stats. But what stands him out, is the secondary assists per game stat. Curry is averaging 1.7 secondary assists per game, a league-best and a good 0.5 better than the 2nd place.
It’s a testament to Curry that in a supposed “down” year, he still finished sixth in MVP voting. When he’s cooking, the Warriors are almost unstoppable; they went 25-2 last season in games in which Curry scored at least 30 points.
3. Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Anthony Leonard ( born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA),
Leonard was named first-team All-Defense for the third straight season and did it while averaging more than 25 points per game. Only three players — Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant — have averaged 25 PPG and been named first-team All-Defense at a younger age than Leonard, who was 25 last season.
2. Kevin Durant
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA)
After winning his first Finals MVP, Durant enters with 4-1 odds to win the 2017-18 league MVP award, tied with Russell Westbrook for the best odds of any player. It could also be the year Durant gets recognized as an elite defender, as he has yet to make an All-Defense team.
1. LeBron James
LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
James has won three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
he is almost on par with the elite point guards. With 9.1 assists, 15.5% assist per pass, 1 secondary assist per game, 18.4 potential assists per game, 10.9 adjusted assists per game, 2.2 assists per turnover, he is in the top 3 statistics wise. Also, he has been averaging 2.4 assists in the 4th quarter (tied best with Chris Paul) and 0.9 assists in the clutch (tied 3rd best in the league).
The eye test and metrics agree: LeBron James is still King. He’s riding a streak of 12 consecutive top-five finishes in MVP voting, tied for the longest streak of its kind in league history. He could become the first player ever to win MVP in his 15th season or later.