NBA 2013-2014 Top 50 players

Here are my rankings for the top 50 players in the league. They use the same scoring system as I did for all of the individual position lists, I just compiled them and found the 50 players with the highest score. Here’s the list in increasing order of ranking:

50. PG Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs

Stats: 16.7 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 5.7 APG

49. PF Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets

Stats: 13.7 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.2 APG

48. C Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies

Stats: 14.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 3.6 APG

47. PG Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans

Stats: 14.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 7.9 APG

46. PF Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons

Stats: 15.2 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 2.1 APG

45. C DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

Stats: 10.4 PPG, 13.6 RPG, 0.9 APG

44. PG Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats

Stats: 17.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.1 APG

43. PF Ryan Anderson, New Orleans Pelicans

Stats: 19.8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 0.8 APG

42. C Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

Stats: 14.2 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 1.8 APG

41. PG Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers

Stats: 16.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 6.3 APG

40. SG Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks

Stats: 19.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 5.7 APG

39. PF Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder

Stats: 15.1 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.0 APG

38. PG Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies

Stats: 17.2 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 6.0 APG

37. C Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota Timberwolves

Stats: 17.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 0.9 APG

36. SF Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings/Toronto Raptors

Stats: 20.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 2.9 APG

35. PF Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies

Stats: 17.4 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 2.5 APG

34. PG Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns

Stats: 17.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 5.5 APG

33. PF David Lee, Golden State Warriors

Stats: 18.2 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 2.1 APG

32. PG Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Stats: 20.7 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 5.6 APG

31. PF Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks

Stats: 17.9 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 3.1 APG

30. SG DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors

Stats: 22.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.0 APG

29. PG Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets

Stats: 17.6 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 8.8 APG

28. C Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

Stats: 12.6 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 5.4 APG

27. PF Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Stats: 15.1 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 3.0 APG

26. C Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers

Stats: 17.4 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 3.4 APG

25. PG Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento Kings

Stats: 20.3 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 6.3 APG

24. C Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons

Stats: 13.5 PPG, 13.2 RPG, 0.4 APG

23. PG Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

Stats: 17.9 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 7.4 APG

22. SG Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

Stats: 19.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.7 APG

21. PG Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

Stats: 20.8 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 6.1 APG

20. SG Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns

Stats: 20.3 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 5.9 APG

19. C Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks

Stats: 18.6 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.6 APG

18. PG John Wall, Washington Wizards

Stats: 19.3 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 8.8 APG

17. SF Paul George, Indiana Pacers

Stats: 21.7 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 3.5 APG

16. PF Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Stats: 21.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.7 APG

15. C Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets

Stats: 20.7 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 0.9 APG

14. C Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

Stats: 18.3 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 1.8 APG

13. C Al Jefferson, Charlotte Bobcats

Stats: 21.8 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 2.1 APG

12. PF LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers

Stats: 23.2 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 2.6 APG

11. PG Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Stats: 21.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 6.9 APG

10. SG James Harden, Houston Rockets

Stats: 25.4 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 6.1 APG

9. PF Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

Stats: 20.8 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 1.6 APG

8. PF Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

Stats: 24.1 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 3.9 APG

7. PG Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Stats: 24.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 8.5 APG

6. PG Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Stats: 19.1 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 10.7 APG

5. SF Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Stats: 27.4 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 3.1 APG

4. C DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings

Stats: 22.7 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 2.9 APG

3. PF Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers

Stats: 26.1 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 4.4 APG

2. SF LeBron James, Miami Heat

Stats: 27.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 6.4 APG

1. SF Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Stats: 32.0 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 5.5 APG

Position Breakdown

Centers: 12 players
Power Forwards: 13 players
Small Forwards: 5 players
Shooting Guards: 5 players
Point Guards: 15 players

Despite the fact that there are only five small forwards in the entire list, three of them are in the top 5 players list. The likely reason for that is because small forwards are mainly based on scoring and aren’t as likely to have super high assist or rebound numbers…they’re more balanced in those categories. Centers and power forwards tend to get a lot of rebounds and point guards tend to get a lot of assists, giving them an advantage in terms of this top 50 list. Of course, PER is also a factor and no player has an advantage there, so that’s what evens it out. There were also only five shooting guards, and the first one doesn’t appear till #10 on the list, James Harden. The reason for the lack of them is the same reason as for small forwards, but the top of the group are less dominant than the small forwards.

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