HurricaneDij's Annual Top 50 NBA Players List (Year 11)

By Todd Schmidt
Aug. 03, 2018

*Last year's ranking in parenthesis.

1) LeBron James, F, Los Angeles Lakers (1)

2) James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets (6)

3) Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State Warriors (3)

4) Anthony Davis, C/F, New Orleans Pelicans (16)

5) Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors (5)

6) Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder (2)

7) Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Milwaukee Bucks (7)

8) Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers (11)

9) Kawhi Leonard, SF, Toronto Raptors (4)

10) Kyrie Irving, PG, Boston Celtics (15)

11) Ben Simmons, G/F, Philadelphia 76ers (NR)

12) Karl-Anthony Towns, C/F, Minnesota Timberwolves (17)

13) Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers (NR) (Goon.)

14) Chris Paul, PG, Houston Rockets (10)

15) Jimmy Butler, G/F, Minnesota Timberwolves (13)

16) Klay Thompson, SG, Golden State Warriors (12)

17) Paul George, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder (14)

18) Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana Pacers (NR)

19) Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets (23)

20) DeMar DeRozan, SG, San Antonio Spurs (20)

21) LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, San Antonio Spurs (34)

22) Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte Hornets (25)

23) Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors (18)

24) John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards (8)

25) Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards (27)

26) Donovan Mitchell, SG, Utah Jazz (NR)

27) Kristaps Porzingis, PF, New York Knicks (41)

28) Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz (19)

29) Kevin Love, PF, Cleveland Cavaliers (29)

30) Blake Griffin, PF, Detroit Pistons (24)

31) Al Horford, C, Boston Celtics (39)

32) Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons (43)

33) DeMarcus Cousins, C, Golden State Warriors (21)

34) Steven Adams, C, Oklahoma City Thunder (NR)

35) C.J. McCollum, SG, Portland Trail Blazers (33)

36) Gordon Hayward, SF, Boston Celtics (22)

37) Kyle Lowry, PG, Toronto Raptors (26)

38) Jrue Holiday, PG, New Orleans Pelicans (48)

39) Marc Gasol, C, Memphis Grizzlies (31)

40) Otto Porter, SF, Washington Wizards (NR)

41) Khris Middleton, G/F Milwaukee Bucks (50)

42) Clint Capela, C, Houston Rockets (NR)

43) Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns (40)

44) Lou Williams, SG, Los Angeles Clippers (NR)

45) Goran Dragic, PG, Miami Heat (32)

46) Jayson Tatum, F, Boston Celtics (NR)

47) DeAndre Jordan, C, Dallas Mavericks (37)

48) Eric Bledsoe, PG, Milwaukee Bucks (47)

49) Paul Millsap, PF, Denver Nuggets (28)

50) Jeff Teague, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves (49)

Honorable Mention: Terry Rozier, Reggie Jackson, Darren Collison, Harrison Barnes, Eric Gordon, Mike Conley (stay healthy), Julius Randle, Gary Harris (stay healthy), Jusuf Nurkic, Tobias Harris, Brandon Ingram.

Dropped from last year’s list: Isaiah Thomas, Conley, Hassan Whiteside, Carmelo Anthony, Dennis Schroder, Dwight Howard, Andrew Wiggins, Gordon, Barnes.

My Reach Pick: Darren Collison, PG, Indiana Pacers - Averaged 12.4 points, 5.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game last season at age 30 while leading the league in assist-to-turnover ratio and three-point percentage (.468), and provided a stabilizing presence at the point for the surprise 48-win Pacers.