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Top 100 NBA Players 2023

Name the top 100 players in basketball for the 2022–23 season according to ESPN.
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Rank
Team
Player
1
Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo
2
Nuggets
Nikola Jokić
3
Mavericks
Luka Dončić
4
76ers
Joel Embiid
5
Warriors
Stephen Curry
6
Lakers
LeBron James
7
Celtics
Jayson Tatum
8
Nets
Kevin Durant
9
Grizzlies
Ja Morant
10
Suns
Devin Booker
11
76ers
James Harden
12
Clippers
Kawhi Leonard
13
Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns
14
Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard
15
Clippers
Paul George
16
Hawks
Trae Young
17
Heat
Jimmy Butler
18
Timberwolves
Rudy Gobert
19
Wizards
Bradley Beal
20
Lakers
Anthony Davis
21
Suns
Chris Paul
22
Celtics
Jaylen Brown
23
Heat
Bam Adebayo
24
Cavaliers
Donovan Mitchell
25
Timberwolves
Anthony Edwards
26
Bucks
Jrue Holiday
27
Bulls
Zach LaVine
28
Bulls
DeMar DeRozan
29
Pelicans
Brandon Ingram
30
Raptors
Pascal Siakam
31
Bucks
Khris Middleton
32
Warriors
Andrew Wiggins
33
Nets
Kyrie Irving
34
Celtics
Marcus Smart
35
Pistons
Cade Cunningham
36
Cavaliers
Evan Mobley
37
Warriors
Klay Thompson
38
Raptors
Fred VanVleet
39
Raptors
Scottie Barnes
40
Pelicans
Zion Williamson
41
Hornets
LaMelo Ball
42
Hawks
Dejounte Murray
43
Warriors
Draymond Green
44
76ers
Tyrese Maxey
45
Pelicans
C.J. McCollum
46
Cavaliers
Darius Garland
47
Kings
Domantas Sabonis
48
Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
49
Suns
Mikal Bridges
50
Nuggets
Jamal Murray
Rank
Team
Player
51
Suns
Deandre Ayton
52
Cavaliers
Jarrett Allen
53
Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr.
54
Kings
De'Aaron Fox
55
Warriors
Jordan Poole
56
76ers
Tobias Harris
57
Bulls
Nikola Vučević
58
Celtics
Robert Williams
59
Pacers
Tyrese Haliburton
60
Heat
Kyle Lowry
61
Heat
Tyler Herro
62
Rockets
Jalen Green
63
Knicks
RJ Barrett
64
Trail Blazers
Jerami Grant
65
Lakers
Russell Westbrook
66
Pacers
Myles Turner
67
Knicks
Jalen Brunson
68
Grizzlies
Desmond Bane
69
Mavericks
Spencer Dinwiddie
70
Celtics
Al Horford
71
Knicks
Julius Randle
72
Nuggets
Michael Porter Jr.
73
Hawks
John Collins
74
Kings
Harrison Barnes
75
Raptors
OG Anunoby
76
Nets
Ben Simmons
77
Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks
78
Bulls
Lonzo Ball
79
Hawks
Clint Capela
80
Cavaliers
Caris LeVert
81
Thunder
Josh Giddey
82
Magic
Paolo Banchero
83
Nuggets
Aaron Gordon
84
Pelicans
Jonas Valančiūnas
85
Jazz
Jordan Clarkson
86
Wizards
Kristaps Porziņģis
87
Celtics
Malcolm Brogdon
88
Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkić
89
Jazz
Mike Conley
90
Pacers
Buddy Hield
91
Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons
92
Mavericks
Christian Wood
93
Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell
94
Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke
95
Kings
Keegan Murray
96
Nets
Seth Curry
97
Cavaliers
Kevin Love
98
Knicks
Mitchell Robinson
99
Celtics
Grant Williams
100
Hawks
Bogdan Bogdanović
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Level 23
Oct 11, 2022
amazing quiz
+5
Level 70
Oct 12, 2022
Nice quiz but I still can't believe that ESPN ranked Ja, DBook, KAT, and PG13 over Ice Trae like don't get me wrong they're all nice as hell but Trae literally had a 28.4/9.7 season average last season
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Level 64
Oct 13, 2022
Last season Trae became the second player in NBA history to lead the league in total points and total assists. However, he is a defensive liability and is coming off a sub-par post-season so he's pretty difficult to rank.
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Level 70
Oct 17, 2022
I definitely agree that the heat series was atrocious and severely affected Trae's narrative, although personally (definitely biased though) I feel that he's not so much more of a defensive liability than Ja that it justifies negating his offensive genius
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Level 63
Oct 17, 2022
first was Tiny Archibald, yeah?
+1
Level 65
Apr 26, 2023
archibald accomplished even more. he led the league in total points and total assists, as well as points per game and assists per game
+1
Level 64
Oct 18, 2022
Yes it was. He also averaged 34 points per game that season; such an underrated season and player.
+1
Level 63
Oct 17, 2022
agreed.
+1
Level 70
Oct 16, 2022
Kyrie is way too low... media hates him even if he won MVP he wouldn't be top 15. Then again, ESPN lists somehow get worse each year. Also, plenty of guys like Wiggins, Cade, and Smart are too high. No way right now that Cade Cunningham is better than Shai. Jimmy is also too low
+2
Level 78
Oct 17, 2022
Kyrie played 29 games last year.. can't be top tier if you aren't on the court.
+3
Level 56
Oct 16, 2022
One thing I've learned is that ESPN Ratings are complete garbage
+3
Level 56
Oct 16, 2022
Like how is Dame above Trae Young
+1
Level 56
Oct 17, 2022
ok, this list is garbage, wtf is that
+1
Level 56
Oct 17, 2022
Banchero haven't played a game, yet he is in front of Russell, Valanciunas, and Porzingis nahhhhhhhhh
+1
Level 56
Oct 17, 2022
Cunningham and Mobley in front of Zion, Shai, Ayton, Clarkson, and those mentioned above is also BS, cant tell me otherwise
+1
Level 56
Oct 17, 2022
Also Lowry above Westbrook??? Russ beat him in all three major statistical categories last season, despite having one of the worst seasons of his career
+1
Level 64
Oct 17, 2022
The big difference is that Westbrook was the starting point guard of a lottery team and Lowry was the starting point guard of the first-seeded team in the East.
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Level 56
Oct 17, 2022
Got 79/100. I'll never understand why they put drafted players like Banchero on the list when he's never played a single NBA game. I understand it's all speculation, but I think that they should rank the players who have already played a full season.
+1
Level 56
Oct 28, 2022
After watching a couple Jazz games, it astounds me that they didn't add Markkanen
+1
Level 64
Oct 28, 2022
He's definitely my way-too-early prediction for MIP.
+1
Level 60
May 20, 2023
Not a bad prediction, Markkanen got MIP. I would keep him around top 25 now.
+2
Level 22
Nov 1, 2022
87/100
+1
Level 56
Nov 16, 2022
The ESPN predictions were already wrong, but as usual, they look even worse now, though not necessarily at the fault of their analysts, rather some players falling short of expectations and some players exceeding expectations. Looking at the league now, it's clear that some things should have been changed around. For example:

- Luka should have been 2nd

- LeBron should have been lower

- Harden should be lower

- Kawhi should be WAYYYY lower

- Dame should be higher

- Donovan should be WAYYYY higher

- Klay should be lower

- Maxey should be higher

- SGA as usual goes underrated (WAY Higher)

- De'Aaron should be higher

- Haliburton should be higher

- Westbrook should be higher

- Paolo should be WAY higher

- Anfernee should be higher

- Markkanen was robbed, should be at least top 30

Hopefully my predictions last throughout the season :)

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Level 81
Dec 13, 2022
In ESPN's defense, Markkanen kind of came out of nowhere.
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Level 81
Dec 13, 2022
These lists are wrong on purpose. They're always close enough to seem reasonable and serious (they're not going to put Giannis at 30th), but there's plenty of purposefully controversial picks so that people will discuss and debate (on Twitter, Reddit, this comment section, etc.) and drive engagement.

For example, nobody with even a passing knowledge of the NBA/basketball could seriously rate Shai below Draymond or Barnes (before this season) for example.

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Level 35
Mar 14, 2023
Porzingis is criminally low
+1
Level 16
Nov 15, 2023
gyat
+1
Level 16
Dec 4, 2023
this espn list is horrible