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SI Top 100: Kevin Durant ranked 2nd, Steph Curry 3rd

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The Warriors have four players in the top 25 of the annual Sports Illustrated list.

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Few things are as fun as player rankings, which give us all the opportunity to argue in support of our favorite players, and against those who we deem overrated.

Over the last week, Sports Illustrated has been unveiling their list of the 100 best players for the upcoming NBA season. The other day I mentioned the rankings of two Golden State Warriors players: Andre Iguodala (87th) and DeMarcus Cousins (68th).

Now the full list has been released, revealing the other four Warriors ranked in the top 100.

Of the “Core Four”, Kevin Durant led the way, repeating last year’s ranking of second. Just like last year, Steph Curry was right behind him, ranked third. Draymond Green came in 13th, with Klay Thompson rounding out the group at 22nd.

Now, I’m sure Warriors fans will have something to say about all the rankings. Durant vs Curry is always a fascinating debate, and many dubs fans will no doubt think Green and Thompson are under-appreciated. That’s what makes these things fun - the conversations they generate.

So, where would you rank the six Warriors that made the list? Here’s the top 25, so you can see the players SI put ahead of, and behind, the top Golden State players.

1. LeBron James
2. Kevin Durant
3. Stephen Curry
4. James Harden
5. Anthony Davis
6. Giannis Antetokounmpo
7. Russell Westbrook
8. Chris Paul
9. Joel Embiid
10. Jimmy Butler
11. Paul George
12. Kawhi Leonard
13. Draymond Green
14. Rudy Gobert
15. Damian Lillard
16. Al Horford
17. Kyrie Irving
18. Nikola Jokic
19. Karl-Anthony Towns
20. Victor Oladipo
21. LaMarcus Aldridge
22. Klay Thompson
23. Kyle Lowry
24. John Wall
25. Gordon Hayward