2012 NBA Rankings: My Top 10.

 

Deron Williams: #10 on ESPN. #10 on nbathroughmyveins.

 

Deron Williams had an off season. He wasn’t pleased with his teammates and the whole season was really just passing time for the offseason. However, the Nets brought in Joe Johnson and that lured him back in. Now D-Will has a roster full of young talent and he will excel playing with another all-star. He’s never had a talented wing before now he has Joe Johnson one of the best in the game.

 

Russell Westbrook: #9 on ESPN. #9 on nbathroughmyveins.

Russell Wesbtrook may get criticized for shooting too much but he knows what he is doing. He’s one of the best in the league and does a great job of getting buckets and knowing when to let KD go to work. He’s only going to get better from here.

 

Kevin Love: #7 on ESPN. #8 on nbathroughmyveins.

 

I’m uneasy about putting him so low, but this is my thinking. When Lebron was with Cleveland he was undoubtedly the best player in the league and a stat sheet stuffer. He took his team to the Finals in 2009, and took them to the playoffs almost every other year with an under par supporting roster. I’m not saying Kevin Love is Lebron James, because he’s not, but with all that Kevin Love does and if he really is that amazing he should be able to bring his team success. I think this season he will definitely get to the playoffs with his revamped roster.

 

Derrick Rose: #5 on ESPN. #7 on nbathroughmyveins.

 

Before you all bite my head off, he’s this low because he played 39 games last season and then got injured in the first round of the playoffs. This coming season he may not even play at all so I’m not going to put him ahead of other guys who deserve it. With one full healthy season we know what he can do… MVP.

 

Dwyane Wade: #8 on ESPN. #6 on nbathroughmyveins.

 

Dwyane Wade is the heart of Miami and has been since his rookie season. He does everything on the floor and his duo with Lebron is the best in the league by far. He scores, dishes and rebounds. Now I’d like to just turn your eyes to his PER. How could this guy be #8 on ESPN?

 

Chris Paul: #4 on ESPN. #5 on nbathroughmyveins.

 

He is the best point guard in the NBA and controls the whole game when he’s on the floor. His stats tell the story, pretty much a 20 and 9 guy. He’s brought energy and wisdom to the young Clippers and Griffin’s game has improved drastically with Paul giving him the alley-oops.

 

Dwight Howard: #3 on ESPN. #4 on nbathroughmyveins.

 

Dwight Howard is the most dominant guy in the NBA and absolutely destroys everybody that tries to guard him. Shaq made a good point though, for the best center in the league he has to do better then 20 and 14. Something like 28 and 15 in his opinion. His game will thrive playing alongside Nash this season.

 

Kobe Bryant: #6 on ESPN. #3 on nbathroughmyveins.

 

How can Kobe be the 6th player in the league when he averaged 27.9 points a game at the age of 33? He’s one of the best to ever play the game and is still unstoppable on the offensive end. Come on respect him ESPN.

 

Kevin Durant: #2 on ESPN. #2 on nbathroughmyveins.

 

Kevin Durant is just the best scorer in the league, there is no question about it. He’s unstoppable and he has the perfect supporting cast surrounding him. He’ll continue to make the finals for the rest of his career. Unfortunately he’ll always be in the shadow of Lebron as shown in the finals last year.

 

Lebron James: #1 Everywhere. #1 nbathroughmyveins.

 

I won’t write tons because that will take me too long. I’ll simply pose one question. What doesn’t he do well? He averaged 27 a game. He grabbed just under 8 rebounds a game. He dished 6 assists a game. And has the best PER in the league with 30.80. So again, what doesn’t he do well?

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