As many of our readers are already aware, ESPN and the Truehoop network are currently counting down the rankings of all the players in the NBA from 500 to 1, announcing them one by one on twitter at @NBAonESPN using the #NBArank hashtag. Over 100 contributors, including several of your own Roundball Mining Company writers, participated in the voting. And with the latest installment of players 261-280 we have nearly reached the midway point.
So which Denver Nuggets players dwell in the bottom half of the rankings? Here’s a look at the names which have appeared thus far:
- 269 Anthony Randolph (previous rank: 220)
- 274 Kosta Koufos (previous rank: 348)
- 337 Jordan Hamilton (previous rank 380)
- 395 Quincy Miller
- 410 Evan Fournier
- 473 Julyan Stone
Of course, the rankings for rookies or a player like Stone who hardly saw the court are somewhat arbitrary. But as we approach the top they’ll become more meaningful, and it will be interesting to see how the general consensus stacks up the better Nuggets players against the rest of the league.
As a basis for comparison, here are last year’s rankings for the Denver players who have yet to be named:
- 34 Andre Iguodala
- 64 Ty Lawson
- 68 Danilo Gallinari
- 75 Wilson Chandler
- 89 Andre Miller
- 99 JaVale McGee
- 208 Corey Brewer
- 306 Timofey Mozgov
- 331 Kenneth Faried
We will keep you updated as the next tiers of rankings are released. In the meantime, please feel free to share your reactions and predictions in the comments.
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