NERD: NBA Player Rankings

Fresh NBA player rankings, with some advanced statistical help from our friends at numberFire.

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Projected Coach Rankings: 2013/14

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Greg Popovich.  Projected Ranking: First.  Current Ranking: First There is simply no better coach in the NBA than Greg Popovich.  With the exception of his first season, Popovich has recorded 50+ win seasons (or the equivalent winning percentage) in each season.  No other coach has as many or more 50+ win seasons with only a […]

Projected Center Rankings: 2013/14

Hibbert (left) posting up on Noah.

Dwight Howard. Projected Ranking: First.  Current Ranking: Second. This past season was a disaster for both Dwight Howard and the Lakers.  Howard’s reputation took a hit, the team floundered and rumours of Howard’s diva-esque attitude included demands for Mike ‘Antoni to be fired (Howard loves to request coaches get fired) and a request that the […]

Projected Power Forward Rankings: 2013/14

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Kevin Love.  Projected Ranking: First.  Current Ranking: Unranked due to injury. Last season was a bit of a wash for Kevin Love.  He played a handful of games, but not enough for me to rank him top ten, especially considering the disgustingly low FG% he posted (easily his career worst).  Such numbers are to be […]

Projects Small Forward Rankings: 2013/2014

Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James.  Projected Ranking: First.  Current Ranking: First. There is no doubt that James is the best player, not only at his position, but on the planet.  He is the best play maker at the small forward position.  He is the best rebounder at his position.  He is the most versatile defender at his position, […]

Projected Shooting Guard Rankings: 2013/14

Danny Green and Tony Allen lock up under the basket.

James Harden.  Project Ranking: First.  Current Ranking: Second. When ranking the top shooting guard in the league, it seems that almost everybody can agree on who belongs in the top three; what order those three go in is where the debate starts.  Many ranked James Harden as the best shooting guard this past season.  I […]

Projected Point Guard Rankings: 2013/14

Once ranked by some as the best point guard in the league, Williams could regain that ranking by maximizing his time with future HOFers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Chris Paul.  Projected Ranking: Frist.  Current Ranking: First. There seems little doubt as to who the best point guard in the league is.  Chris Paul has managed to lead the Clippers to their two best regular season winning percentages in the history of the franchise in his only two seasons with the team.  His play-making […]