Philly Front Office

PFO NBA Roundtable – Ranking the Current Top 25 Players

Disclaimer: This is meant to be an evaluation of players as of their current status and talent level. This is not an overall asset value, a fantasy draft based on the remainder of their careers, etc. Contract, age, etc. are not meant to be as heavily factored as much as considering this season: who is a better player in a vacuum?

The lists were compiled as only Top 25’s, but a total of 36 players were named in all. Players left off of a person’s list were given a ranking of 36 to balance out the field.

8 different PFO contributors submitted rankings

Player name (Average Ranking)

  1. Lebron James (2.0) High: 1 Low: 6
  2. Kevin Durant (2.125) High: 1 Low: 5
  3. Kawhi Leonard (2.875) High: 2 Low: 4
  4. Giannis Antetokounmpo (4.875) High: 3 Low: 8
  5. Steph Curry (5.75) High: 1 Low: 9
  6. Joel Embiid (5.875) High: 3 Low: 7
  7. Anthony Davis (7.0) High: 4 Low: 9
  8. Paul George (8.625) High: 8 Low: 10
  9. James Harden (9.625) High: 4 Low: 36
  10. Nikola Jokic (10.25) High: 9 Low: 12
  11. Kyrie Irving (13.75) High: 10 Low: 21
  12. Ben Simmons (14.375) High: 12 Low: 16
  13. Damian Lillard (16) High: 11 Low: 36
  14. Russell Westbrook (16.125) High: 8 Low: 25
  15. Jimmy Butler (17.25) High: 11 Low: 36
  16. Karl-Anthony Towns (18.5) High: 12 Low: 25
  17. Victor Oladipo (18.625) High: 10 Low: 24
  18. Blake Griffin (19.375) High: 12 Low: 36
  19. Bradley Beal (20.125) High: 18 Low: 22
  20. Klay Thompson (20.375) High: 11 Low: 36
  21. Kemba Walker (24.375) High: 13 Low: 36
  22. Rudy Gobert (25.25) High: 13 Low: 36
  23. DeMarcus Cousins (26) High: 14 Low: 36
  24. DeMar DeRozan (26.75) High: 15 Low: 36
  25. Draymond Green (27.25) High: 11 Low: 36

Others receiving votes: Nikola Vucevic, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, Devin Booker, LaMarcus Aldridge, Jayson Tatum, Chris Paul, Clint Capela, Mike Conley, CJ McCollum, Tobias Harris.

Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Dan Morgan