NBA Top 100 Players

This is the final entry in my NBA season preview series. You can check out my season projections here and my top 10 by position here. I’m going to suck it up and do the top 100 all on one list this time around. The rules are simple: be good at basketball. Also don’t be a rookie. Like my top 10’s, rookies are ineligible for this list because they have yet to prove that they can make it in this league. So without further ado, let’s get to the list.

100.Iman Shumpert-SG-Cleveland Cavaliers

iman-shumpert-31517-usnews-getty-ftr_w20x290jdo4113ih71tj6e8i7

photo credit: Sporting News

99.Michael Kidd-Gilchrist-SF-Charlotte Hornets

629415136.0

photo credit: At the Hive

98.Chandler Parsons-SF-Memphis Grizzlies

i

photo credit: ESPN

97.Ricky Rubio-PG-Utah Jazz

RickyRubioJazzUtah.0

photo credit: SLC Dunk

96.Rudy Gay-SF-San Antonio Spurs

07262017_rudy_gay-5780

photo credit: NBA.com

95.Willy Hernangomez-C-New York Knicks

Hernangomez

photo credit: Elite Sports NY

94.Eric Gordon-SG-Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets v Phoenix Suns

photo credit: SLAMonline

93.Paul Millsap-PF-Denver Nuggets

Paul Millsap, Arturas Karnisovas, Josh Kroenke, Tim Connelly

photo credit: Denver Post

92.Kent Bazemore-SG-Atlanta Hawks

kent-bazemore-opinion-donald-trump-under-armour

photo credit: Sports Illustrated

91.Marcus Smart-PG-Boston Celtics

marcus-smart-c11d5e68b9698b8b

photo credit: MassLive

90.Jaylen Brown-SG-Boston Celtics

jaylen-brown-celtics-playoffs

photo credit: Sports Illustrated

89.Dwight Howard-C-Charlotte Hornets

dwight-howard

photo credit: Clutch Points

88.Reggie Jackson-PG-Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons v New York Knicks

photo credit: Sports Illustrated

87.Kyle Korver-SG-Cleveland Cavaliers

Korver-Cavs.png

photo credit: Waiting for Next year

 

86.Tobias Harris-SF-Detroit Pistons

harris_800_160315

photo credit: Sports Illustrated

85.Jamal Crawford-SG-Minnesota Timberwolves

crawford-1

photo credit: Pioneer Press

84.Brook Lopez-C-Los Angeles Lakers

170628lopez-1

photo credit: NBA.com

83.Danny Green-SG-San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs v Sacramento Kings

photo credit: Hoops Nation

82.Pau Gasol-C-San Antonio Spurs

Pau2-e1484940290611

photo credit: ESPN San Antonio

81.Eric Bledsoe-PG-Phoenix Suns

r188147_608x342_16-9

photo credit: ESPN

80.Rodney Hood-SG-Utah Jazz

hood

photo credit: SLAM online

79.Joakim Noah-C-New York Knicks

image (1)

photo credit: Newsday

78.Nikola Vucevic-C-Orland Magic

vucevic-nikola-12315-usnews-getty-ftr_1pwc3qpeq890510fe016c9gxsv

photo credit: Sporting News

77.Enes Kanter-C-New York Knicks

image (2).jpg

photo credit: Newsday

76.Dion Waiters-SG-Miami Heat

760_waiterspow_2017

photo credit: NBA.com

75.Jeff Teague-PG-Minnesota Timberwolves

img_5964-21

photo credit: Pioneer Press

74.Danilo Gallinari-SF-Los Angeles Clippers

maxresdefault

photo credit: Youtube

73.Ryan Anderson-PF-Houston Rockets

1024x1024.jpg

photo credit: Houston Chronicle

72.Tristan Thompson-C-Cleveland Cavaliers

tristan-thompson-turned-down-an-80-million-contract-from-the-cavs-and-3-months-later-it-looks-like-a-disaster

photo credit: Business Insider

71.JR Smith-SG-Cleveland Cavaliers

jr_smith_pickup_basketball

photo credit: SLAM online

70.Zaza Pachulia-C-Golden State Warriors

https-blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.comuploadscardimage338432da6dcdd6-ddea-4e30-8fe2-a3bd55f03c84

photo credit: Mashable

69.Wesley Matthews-SF-Dallas Mavericks

New York Knicks v Dallas Mavericks

photo credit: Mavs.com

68.Dwyane Wade-Cleveland Cavaliers

dwyane-wade-cavs-media-day

photo credit: Sports Illustrated

67.Jae Crowder-PF-Cleveland Cavaliers

maxresdefault (1)

photo credit: Youtube

66.Nikola Mirotic-PF-Chicago Bulls

ct-spt-0704-bulls-nikola-mirotic-negotiating-20170703

photo credit: Chicago Tribune

65.Dirk Nowitzki-C-Dallas Mavericks

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks

photo credit: The Smoking Cuban

64.Shaun Livingston-PG-Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors v Phoenix Suns

photo credit: Jim Rome

63.Thaddeus Young-PF-Indiana Pacers

thaddeus-young-161025

photo credit: NBA.com

62.Lou Williams-SG-Los Angeles Clippers

download (1)

photo credit: Clipperholics

61.Brandon Ingram-SF-Los Angeles Lakers

hi-res-aa01f18d4ba1e35cdc84ccab71ff6302_crop_north

photo credit: Bleacher Report

60.Goran Dragic-PG-Miami Heat

760x442-dragic-psb-161107

photo credit: NBA.com

59.Malcolm Brogdon-PG-Milwaukee Bucks

malcolm brogdon dribble vs lebron

photo credit: NBA.com

58.Marcin Gortat-C-Washington Wizards

marcin-gortat

photo credit: Opencourt-Basketball

57.Derrick Favors-PF-Utah Jazz

Derrick-Favors

photo credit: Clutch Points

56.Tony Parker-PG-San Antonio Spurs

tony_parker

photo credit: SLAM online

55.Manu Ginobili-SG-San Antonio Spurs

ManuIsThinking_0

photo credit: The Classical

 

54.Steven Adams-C-Oklahoma City Thunder

Steven Adams

photo credit: The Coconet

53.Patrick Beverley-PG-Los Angeles Clippers

LA Clippers Introduce New Players during Portrait Shoot

photo credit: Hoops Hype

52.Harrison Barnes-PF-Dallas Mavericks

usa_today_9870384.0

photo credit: Mavs Moneyball

51.Devin Booker-SG-Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns v Miami Heat

photo credit: SLAM online

50.Robert Covington-SF-Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls

photo credit: CSN Philadelphia

49.Julius Randle-PF-Los Angeles Lakers

Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

photo credit: Real Ball Insiders

48.Jonas Valanciunas-C-Toronto Raptors

valanciunas_jonas720

photo credit: SportsNet

47.Nicolas Batum-SG-Charlotte Hornets

r180303_600x400_3-2

photo credit: ESPN

46.Myles Turner-C-Indiana Pacers

19663019-mmmain-e1474750340667

photo credit: Clutch Points

45.Victor Oladipo-SG-Indiana Pacers

oladipo070717

photo credit: Inside the Hall

44.Serge Ibaka-PF-Toronto Raptors

serge-ibaka-raptors

photo credit: CBC

43.Andre Drummond-C-Detroit Pistons

andre-drummond-1456250572

photo credit: VICE Sports

42.Al Horford-C-Boston Celtics

Al Horford

photo credit: Boston Sports Tonight

41.Otto Porter-SF-Washington Wizards

696149410.0

photo credit: Bullets Forever

40.Mike Conley-PG-Memphis Grizzlies

mike-conley-nba-memphis-grizzlies-houston-rockets

photo credit: Def Pen

39.Marc Gasol-C-Memphis Grizzlies

r203148_608x342_16-9

photo credit: ESPN

38.Avery Bradley-SG-Detroit Pistons

Avery Bradley of the Detroit Pistons Portraits

photo credit: Hoops Hype

37.Carmelo Anthony-PF-Oklahoma City Thunder

anthony-carmelo-092717-getty-ftrjpg_mg1lwgxdznk91hmf0g1vu2lmo

photo credit: Sporting News

36.Andre Iguodala-SF-Golden State Warriors

iguodala-andre-061115-usnews-getty-ftr_112i10fh6s94b1bbcwbjyppzxs

photo credit: Sporting News

35.Kemba Walker-PG-Charlotte Hornets

kemba-walker-hornets-contract-extension

photo credit: Sports Illustrated

34.Nikola Jokic-C-Denver Nuggets

f8cc7fc6f0476a30860f6a706700a5b0-e1447920292321-630x357

photo credit: BSN Denver

33.LaMarcus Aldridge-PF-San Antonio Spurs

usa_today_10087539.0

photo credit: Pounding the Rock

32.Joel Embiid-C-Philadelphia 76ers

102616_joel-embiid_1200

photo credit: Philly.com

31.DeMarcus Cousins-C-New Orleans Pelicans

demarcus-cousins-new-orleans-pelicans-host-houston-rockets-201-ab8162a2b29a4628

photo credit: NOLA.com

30.Khris Middleton-SF-Milwaukee Bucks

khris-middleton-torn-hamstring-milwaukee-bucks

photo credit: Sports Illustrated

29.Kevin Love-C-Cleveland Cavaliers

kevin-love-102915-getty-ftr-usjpg_1opgu12t6nw96113fjl95ozjks

photo credit: Sporting News

28.CJ McCollum-SG-Portland Trail Blazers

usa_today_9978921.0

photo credit: Blazers Edge

27.Kyle Lowry-PG-Toronto Raptors

download (1)

photo credit: Sports Illustrated

26.Andrew Wiggins-SG-Minnesota Timberwolves

usa_today_9681032.0

photo credit: SB Nation

25.Chris Paul-PG-Houston Rockets

paul_ormdf5523u791so5rdst9b8zm

photo credit: Sporting News

24.Bradley Beal-SG-Washington Wizards

i

photo credit: ESPN

23.Gordon Hayward-SF-Boston Celtics

gordon-hayward_6o8db93b3muo1goo2nh30seus

photo credit: Sporting News

22.Blake Griffin-PF-Los Angeles Clippers

la-sp-cn-clippers-blake-griffin-surgery-20150208

photo credit: LA Times

21.Hassan Whiteside-C-Miami Heat

i (1)

photo credit: ESPN

20.DeMar DeRozan-SG-Toronto Raptors

demar-derozan.jpg.size-custom-crop.1086x0

photo credit: Toronto Star

19.DeAndre Jordan-C-Los Angeles Clippers

i (2)

photo credit: ESPN

18.Jimmy Butler-SF-Minnesota Timberwolves

AP TIMBERWOLVES BUTLER ARRIVES BASKETBALL S BKN USA MN

photo credit: USA Today

17.Kristaps Porzingis-PF-New York Knicks

kristaps_porzingis1

photo credit: New York Post

16.Damian Lillard-PG-Portland Trail Blazers

r202054_1296x729_16-9

photo credit: ESPN

15.Rudy Gobert-C-Utah Jazz

Golden State Warriors v Utah Jazz - Game Three

photo credit: Hoops Hype

14.Isaiah Thomas-PG-Cleveland Cavaliers

isaiah-thomas-4

photo credit: Cavs Nation

13.Paul George-SF-Oklahoma City Thunder

paul_george_thunder_brotherhood

photo credit: SLAM online

12.Draymond Green-PF-Golden State Warriors

usa_today_9870618.0

photo credit: SB Nation

11.John Wall-PG-Washington Wizards

Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards - Game Five

photo credit: The Undefeated

10.Klay Thompson-SG-Golden State Warriors

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors

photo credit: USA Today

9.Giannis Antetokounmpo-PF-Milwaukee Bucks

Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Six

photo credit: Hoops Hype

8.Kyrie Irving-PG-Boston Celtics

cropped_Capture

photo credit: theScore.com

7.Karl-Anthony Towns-C-Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves v Atlanta Hawks

photo credit: The Cheat Sheet

6.Anthony Davis-PF-New Orleans Pelicans

Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Pelicans

photo credit: The Cheat Sheet

5.Kevin Durant-SF-Golden State Warriors

693606910.0

photo credit: SB Nation

4.Kawhi Leonard-SF-San Antonio Spurs

i (3)

photo credit: ESPN

3.Stephen Curry-PG-Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

photo credit: Hoops Hype

2.Russell Westbrook-PG-Oklahoma City Thunder

maxresdefault

photo credit: Youtube

1.LeBron James-SF-Cleveland Cavaliers

lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers

photo credit: Footwear News

Those are my top 100 players for the 2017 NBA season. I’ll revisit these rankings at some point after the season is over. Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter @jimwyman10.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s