ESPN and the TrueHoop Network have begun releasing their ranking of every NBA player (No. 500 down to No. 1), and while they’ve made a number of insightful selections, they’ve also swung and missed on a handful of players up to this point.
As it’s explained by ESPN, a panel of 104 experts is asked to rate each player from zero to 10 based on “the current quality of each player.” The players are given an average rating, and are then ranked based on the score they receive.
Ranking players is an imperfect science, but there are a few spots that should stand out as head-scratchers to NBA fans this offseason.
*ESPN has made it through No. 51 as of Sept. 18 at 12:00 a.m. EDT.