ESPN’s fun ranking of the top-100 players in the NBA is chugging right along, and today
the network unveiled its second Warrior: Klay Thompson.
After dubbing Andre Iguodala the 43rd-best player in the league, this morning, ESPN crowned Klay the 19th-best player.
At #19, Klay finds himself in elite company, directly ahead of All-Stars Gordon Hayward and Kyle Lowry, and right behind fellow stars Damian Lillard and DeMarcus Cousins. He dropped three spots from last year’s ranking, but that’s due to the rise of players like Nikola Jokic and Rudy Gobert — not any regression from Thompson.
For Klay, a late-lottery pick , continually being ranked one of the top players in the world is quite an honor. And it’s an honor we foresee him having for a few more years to come.
ESPN has now revealed
its rankings for players 11-100, and three Warriors still remain on the board. Statistically, one out of every three NBA teams should have a top-10 player. According to ESPN, the Dubs have three all on their own.
Each team should have one player in the top-30; Golden State has four in the top-20. It’s becoming pretty clear why people say this team is unfair.
The top-10 should be unveiled shortly. Where do you think Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green will end up?