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Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

Posted on: September 26, 2008 5:30 am
 

You ready? It's finally here. After the positional rankings, comes the top 100. I felt the top 75 were players that can't be left out of the top 100. Once it got to that last group it got hard to separate some players.

There are a few players like Tony Parker and Chauncey Billups that I can't believe how low they go. If you're a fan of those teams, you might feel a bit ripped about that. But the players above them are premier players and I couldn't bring myself to move those players lower.

I would love to hear all comments and all opinions, I love detailed comments that mentioned every single thing that is right and wrong. As long as you aren't being too insulting, unless you're MAYOJENRAC, then you have a free license. haha.

The only thing that is banned in this blog, is blatant homerism. If you want to comment on the placement of members of your favourite team, damnit you better mention other players as well.

Enough of my boring rant that nobody will read.....time for action....

The Top 100 Players as of Right Now according to North Harbour

#1 Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
#2 LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
#3 Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
#4 Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
#5 Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
#6 Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
#7 Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
#8 Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
#9 Yao Ming, Houston Rockets
#10 Deron Wiliams, Utah Jazz


Seeing as the top 10 is probably more anticipated I will leave a few comments, I don't want it to be too wordy.

#2 and #3 could switch around just as easily IMO. KG brings more defense than Dwight and is generally more experienced.

Wade's injuries have held him back. He could be higher. I think Deron could and probably will overtake Yao after this season, but right now they are like that.
#11 Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
#12 Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
#13 Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
#14 Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors
#15 Tracy McGrady, Houston Rockets
#16 Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
#17 Ron Artest, Houston Rockets
#18 Caron Butler, Washington Wizards
#19 Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz
#20 David West, New Orleans Hornets

#21 Antawn Jamison, Washington Wizards
#22 Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers
#23 Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
#24 Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks
#25 Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
#26 Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Clippers
#27 Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
#28 Allen Iverson, Denver Nuggets
#29 Joe Johnson, Atlanta Hawks
#30 Al Jefferson, Minnesota Timberwolves

#31 Ray Allen, Boston Celtics
#32 Baron Davis, Los Angeles Clippers
#33 Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia 76ers
#34 Tyson Chandler, New Orleans Hornets
#35 Elton Brand, Philadelphia 76ers
#36 Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons
#37 Shawn Marion, Miami Heat
#38 LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers
#39 Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers
#40 Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks

#41 Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks
#42 Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards
#43 Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando Magic
#44 Josh Howard, Dallas Mavericks
#45 Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
#46 Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
#47 Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons
#48 Rasheed Wallace, Detroit Pistons
#49 Jose Calderon, Toronto Raptors
#50 Marcus Camby, Los Angeles Clippers


#51 Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic
#52 Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls
#53 Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks
#54 Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers
#55 Shaquille O'Neal, Phoenix Suns
#56 Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies
#57 Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee Bucks
#58 Shane Battier, Houston Rockets
#59 Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons
#60 Monta Ellis, Golden State Warriors

#61 Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls
#62 Kevin Martin, Sacramento Kings
#63 Richard Jefferson, Milwaukee Bucks
#64 Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers
#65 Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers
#66 Mehmet Okur, Utah Jazz
#67 Andre Miller, Philadelphia 76ers
#68 Jermaine O'Neal, Toronto Raptors
#69 Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors
#70 Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz

#71 Rafer Alston, Houston Rockets
#72 Jason Richardson, Charlotte Bobcats
#73 Al Thornton, Los Angeles Clippers
#74 Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats
#75 Zach Randolph, New York Knicks
#76 Peja Stojakovic, New Orleans Hornets
#77 Luis Scola, Houston Rockets
#78 Mike Dunleavy, Indiana Pacers
#79 Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
#80 Mo Williams, Cleveland Cavaliers


#81 Andris Biedrins, Golden State Warriors
#82 Eddy Curry, New York Knicks
#83 Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
#84 Mike Bibby, Atlanta Hawks
#85 Kendrick Perkins, Boston Celtics
#86 Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
#87 Vince Carter, New Jersey Nets
#88 Jamal Crawford, New York Knicks
#89 Michael Beasley, Miami Heat
#90 Bruce Bowen, San Antonio Heat

#91 Corey Maggette, Golden State Warriors
#92 Brad Miller, Sacramento Kings
#93 Zydrunas Illgauskas, Cleveland Cavaliers
#94 Grant Hill, Phoenix Suns
#95 David Lee, New York Knicks
#96 Randy Foye, Minnesota Timberwolves
#97 Mike Miller, Minnesota Timberwolves
#98 Boris Diaw, Phoenix Suns
#99 Erick Dampier, Dallas Mavericks
#100 Ryan Gomes, Minnesota Timberwolves
Well, that's it. I want to hear all comments.....

But first.....

Honourable Mentions (In no particular order)

Brendan Haywood
Raymond Felton
Ben Gordon
TJ Ford
Fabricio Oberto
Jason Williams
Trevor Ariza
Beno Udrih
Jamario Moon
James Posey
DeShawn Stevenson
Leonardo Barbosa
Rodney Stuckey
Derek Fisher

I have about 26 more, but that is the main bunch.

Thanks guys.

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 6:34 am
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

It is real hard to make a list like this and not get a lot of negative reaction. I am not sure I would want to put so much effort into a top 100 list just to get ripped for having someone to high or someone to low, or not having someone on the list at all.Yeah, I knew I would have a lot of negative stuff coming but I wanted to do it.

Ben Gordon - He's on the extended honourable mentions.....Bulls fans plus maybe the one odd guy are mentioning him, so either everyone overrates him or Bulls fan overrate him. I think it may be a bit of both.
Corey Maggette is way to low. His stats are better then many in front of him. I like him in the 50's or 60's. Exactly. I don't think he is as good as his stats.

Sweet as bro, Thanks for sharing your thoughts ChiTownCliff



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 6:28 am
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

Gilbert Arenas at #42? He shouldnt be above Rajon Rondo at #86. Arenas has obviously lost a few steps because of the knee surgeries, and he might not even play all year...... Again. Arenas is not a great player at all.

Gilbert is a great player. A lot of people don't like his attitude, but players like Larry Bird had similiar attitudes -- ones of self-confidence. I think Rondo is nowhere near being as good as Gilbert right now.

I think Jose Calderon should be in the top 30 or 25. He is a great player, and the Raptors traded T.J. Ford so Calderon could start. That is called commitment.
and the Orlando Magic have stood by Jameer Nelson as their PG.....
I think Monta Ellis deserves to be MUCH higher than 60. Look at the year he had last year - 20.2 ppg, 3.9 apg, 5.0 rpg, and 1.53 spg.     &
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I put him a little lower than he would be because he is playing at PG this season, rather than SG.

Thats pretty much it, and this is a great job on this, cuz i would start having troubles after the top 3 or 4 if i treid to make a top 100 for any sportThanks mate.

also, not complaining just pointing it out, for honorable mentions, you put Leonardo Barbosa, not Leondro (or Leandro, whichever one it is) Barbosa. Just pointing out a mistake.Yeah my bad....



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 6:21 am
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

........aka the poor man's Mickael Pietrus -ZagstuhI guess that's good for the Magic then.....

Manu Ginobli is way to high on this list. Until this season Manu was a bench player. If he can keep the same numbers as he did off the bench then maybe he's a top 20, but he didn't even start. -Guy with no NBA IQRight....his stats are likely to drop if he starts then if he comes off the bench--that's just common sense because when you look at all the stats leaders in the league it ain't nothing but guys who come off the bench.  You're lucky to get one guy in the top ten scorers who's a starter these days....its all about bench players with the stats. -ZagstuhAmen Zagstuh......Good stuff.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 6:13 am
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

Finally, I forgot. it's strange that Emeka Okafor didn't nip on your list.  Personally I'd take Okafor all day over Dalembert (though I wouldn't rate either as high as you did)....Emeka seems a glaring ommission.  Not a top 50 pick, but definately in the top 100 players.  If Brown can refocus Emeka to at least improve a slight bit over his rookie campaign (Emeka really hasn't seen much growth) he really could raise some eyebrows, but Emeka is still solid and has been solid and needs to be in the top 100 list.I was going back through my excel charts of this....and he was there until the actual 100 came together......

He would be around 45-55.

Thanks for telling me.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 6:05 am
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

MAYOJENRAC.....I've got to your comment, as I am back.....

I know you love Chris Kaman, and perhaps if he improves he could be up that high, but he's not the 26th best player in the league just yet and I don't think he'd quite be there by the end of this season.  THough I'll gladly eat crow if that's correct.  I could see you putting him in lower end of the top 50, but not 26.Yeah okay, fair enough.

Ron Artest is way too high.  He might have the skills to be a #17 player, but he doesn't play to those abilities and is a cancer.  But enough on my bashing of Ron Ron.  We'll see if that should happen, I don't think so.  If he is that good, Houston with Yao, TMac, Alston, Battier, and #17 Artest will be more stacked than the 72-win Bulls who had MJ, Scottie, Kukoc and Rodman.....I don't think they're that good.  I think Artest hogs the ball a bit and tries to force his own stats.  But so be it.

Everyone seems to have very different opinions on him.

Glad to see my boy Tyson Chandler making your list and being about as high (a little higher than mine).  I do think Chandler is the better player over Dalembert, but I respect your opinions.  I do also think Dalembert is not quite a top 33 player, but so be it.  He has defensive ace skills too, and perhaps I undervalue him because I watched him play mostly against our former big Tyson.....I do know Dalembert destroyed Ben Wallace when he was on my team last year (but that wasn't hard to do last year either).  I probably undervalue Samuel though.  Not a major qualm, but a top 33 player, I'm not so sure.

Yeah I think Dalembert has better defensive skills than Chandler, so I put Dalembert higher.

I know that Shaq at 21 is the most baffling thing on any post, and that was done by the supposed experts of CBS Sportsline.  I mean sure 3-4 years ago Shaq at 21 would seem an insult, but the modern Shaq is no way better than lower 40's, and even that seems a bit high, especially when we all know he'll only play 45-50 games.  Even if he played all 82 games, he likely would not be past #35-40, and that might be charitible.....

Yeah, pretty ridiculous

I swear guys like you, Dij, etc who posted lists did far better jobs than CBS.  Even Meija was better than their current list.EVEN Meija.....lol
Thanks




Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2008 10:56 pm
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

Nice job NH,

It is real hard to make a list like this and not get a lot of negative reaction. I am not sure I would want to put so much effort into a top 100 list just to get ripped for having someone to high or someone to low, or not having someone on the list at all. With all that said I have to say I see a few players out of place in my mind. So allow me to share my opinion on your list and again it takes balls to make a list like this and I commend you.

  1. Ben Gordon really needs to be on this list. He is a scoring machine and a fourth quarter nightmare for other teams.
  2. Corey Maggette is way to low. His stats are better then many in front of him. I like him in the 50's or 60's.
  3. I would swap Yoa with Amare

I kept my response to three because again this list is your opinion. Also, I think it is funny that you have Tyson Chandler ahead of Elton Brand. That Bulls trade was viewed as a total disaster by all for years, but now it seems to finally have evened out.




Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2008 7:33 am
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

also, not complaining just pointing it out, for honorable mentions, you put Leonardo Barbosa, not Leondro (or Leandro, whichever one it is) Barbosa. Just pointing out a mistake.



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2008 7:27 am
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

I am big on the NBA, mainly the Cavs, so here's what i would do with these rankings.

Stoudimire at #13? He deserves to be in the top 10, maybe top 5 arguably.

Chris Bosh should be lower. He is still a great player, but I think guys below him like Carmelo Anthony and Carlos Boozer are better than him RIGHT NOW. That will probably change soon, but these are the ranking for right now.

Gilbert Arenas at #42? He shouldnt be above Rajon Rondo at #86. Arenas has obviously lost a few steps because of the knee surgeries, and he might not even play all year...... Again. Arenas is not a great player at all.

Paul Pierce shouldnt be at #6. He is a GREAT playere, but there are guys below him, like Amare, who in my mind are better than pierce.

I think Jose Calderon should be in the top 30 or 25. He is a great player, and the Raptors traded T.J. Ford so Calderon could start. That is called commitment.

I think Monta Ellis deserves to be MUCH higher than 60. Look at the year he had last year - 20.2 ppg, 3.9 apg, 5.0 rpg, and 1.53 spg.     &
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This is the year that Andre Iguodala had last year - 19.9 ppg, 4.8 apg, 5.4 rpg, 2.09 spg

Those are pretty similar numbers. The only place were iguodala really blows ellis out is assists.

Thats pretty much it, and this is a great job on this, cuz i would start having troubles after the top 3 or 4 if i treid to make a top 100 for any sport.




Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: October 2, 2008 11:37 pm
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

Manu Ginobli is way to high on this list. Until this season Manu was a bench player. If he can keep the same numbers as he did off the bench then maybe he's a top 20, but he didn't even start. Right....his stats are likely to drop if he starts then if he comes off the bench--that's just common sense because when you look at all the stats leaders in the league it ain't nothing but guys who come off the bench.  You're lucky to get one guy in the top ten scorers who's a starter these days....its all about bench players with the stats.



Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: October 2, 2008 6:14 pm
 

Top 100 NBA Players as of today by North Harbour

Manu Ginobli is way to high on this list. Until this season Manu was a bench player. If he can keep the same numbers as he did off the bench then maybe he's a top 20, but he didn't even start. It would be easy for a guy with his "talent" to score 20 points off the bench. I'm predicting he goes 16.8 ppg 3.0 asst and 2.4 rbds.


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