For weeks, ESPN filled the lockout void by teasing us with rankings of every player in the NBA. Tuesday, the top five players were finally revealed.
- LeBron James
- Dwight Howard
- Dwyane Wade
- Chris Paul
- Dirk Nowitzki
Kevin Durant came it at No. 6 while Kobe Bryant finished seventh.
The highest-ranked Trail Blazer? LaMarcus Aldridge…at 23.
Remember, Aldridge made the third-team All NBA this year, which in a sense placed him in the top 15 players in the league. But this is somewhat misleading given how the All-League teams are determined more by position than overall talent. Anyway, here is a complete list of the Blazers.
Who was too high? Who was too low? Was Chris Johnson snubbed at 461 when he clearly looked like a top 455 player in the playoffs?
That, my friends, is for you to decide.