Before we get started on what is completely wrong about these rankings, I think it’s important we talk about how ESPN ranked the players.
We asked our ESPN Forecast Panel to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of the overall play for each player for upcoming NBA season.
That being said, the ESPN Forecast Panel got a lot wrong. Here are the top 10 problems in the rankings based on who the players were ranked below and above. For example, ranking Kevin Durant at No. 2 wouldn’t make any sense if the No. 1 ranking was someone like Mario Chalmers, but it would make sense if the No. 1 was LeBron James (which it is).
Capeesh? Alright let’s get started.