Posted date: Nov 27, 2017
ESPN.com is enjoying its popularity among basketball fans as already for the 7th consecutive season it provides an NBA rank of the best players. So, check out the following ten players on the list.
The top players in the NBA:
He is truly the King of the NBA League. For the longest period in the NBA history, he can boast being the most successful player who remains on top of the rankings.
Durant won the 2017-2018 league award after succeeding in his first MVP Finals. At the same time, Durant became widely acclaimed as an elite defender.
Already for the 3rd consecutive season, Leonard is regarded as the top first-team defender. He scored on average more than 25 points in a game. In the whole history of NBA, only three players - Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and James LeBron - had scored an average of 25 points while being younger than Leonard.
Even during the year when he was not performing in the best way possible, he was ranked as the 6th in MVP voting. When he is on the field, the Warriors are unbreakable.
In the 2016-2017 season, Westbrook set the record with a 41.7 usage percentage. When he upgraded it to 45.8, it was the highest estimate - even higher than that of Michael Jordan in his play against the Monstars.
During his first five seasons in the game, he became a player with a history of numerous 1st-team All-NBA selections. Actually, he is ranked 37th in this position.
Paul occupies the most loaded position in the league. He is the only player on the guarding position who outperformed Patrick Beverley, who was actually the second one among guards in defensive RPM.
Harden was almost close to breaking the record for the years 1972-1973 of Tiny Archibald. However, one point was lacking. With his hard work and perseverance, Harden is renowned as a successful player in the league.
Antetokounmpo is famous for being the youngest player who has taken the leading position in his team. Due to his outstanding performance, he led his team in blocks, rebounds, points, steals, and assists.
Among the 23 teams, Draymond Green is considered to be the highest ranked player. Regarding his own team, he is number three from the top. He is one of the best and most successful players playing in the defense. Playing for the Golden State Warriors, he was ranked as the second one in the NBA.