Not surprisingly, the Golden State Warriors have dominated most of the preseason player ranking lists. ESPN put three Dubs in their top 10, and four in their top 20, and Sports Illustrated did the same.
This week another big list came out: the Washington Post’s. Tim Bontemps, the NBA writer for the publication, also put the Warriors’ Big 4 in his top 15, but in a different order than ESPN or SI.
While most lists had Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry as the second and third-best players, in that order, Bontemps had Curry as fourth. And while Draymond Green is usually the other Warrior joining Steph and KD in the top 10, Bontemps had Green and Klay Thompson just outside the top 10 at 11th and 14th respectively.
Andre Iguodala rounded out the Golden State contingency at number 45, one spot ahead of Harrison Barnes.
Most lists have a few questionable or controversial rankings, and this one is no exception. But those qualms aside, every list has merit, and value is in the eye of the beholder. And it’s always good (and something I’m still getting used to) to see Warriors at the top.