NBA Player Power Rankings 2016-17


With all the hype around this NBA season, let’s not forget to take the time out to appreciate the talent of many great players. Here are my ranks for the top 10 players at each position. Admittedly, they are based not on science, but on my personal opinion.

Here they are.

Point Guards:

  1. R. Westbrook
  2. S. Curry
  3. K. Irving
  4. J. Wall
  5. D. Lillard
  6. I. Thomas
  7. C. Paul
  8. K. Lowry
  9. K. Walker
  10. E. Bledsoe


Shooting Guards:

  1. J. Harden
  2. K. Thompson
  3. J. Butler
  4. D. Derozan
  5. C. McCollum
  6. B. Beal
  7. D. Wade
  8. D. Booker
  9. A. Bradley
  10. L. Williams


Small Forwards:

  1. L. James
  2. K. Durant
  3. K. Leonard
  4. G. Antetokounmpo
  5. P. George
  6. C. Anthony
  7. G. Hayward
  8. A. Wiggins
  9. T. Ariza
  10. C. Parsons


Power Forwards:

  1. A. Davis
  2. L. Aldridge
  3. B. Griffin
  4. K. Love
  5. P. Milsap
  6. D. Green
  7. P. Gasol
  8. K. Porzingis
  9. T. Thompson
  10. A. Horford



  1. D. Cousins
  2. K. Towns
  3. J. Embiid
  4. H. Whiteside
  5. M. Gasol
  6. A. Drummond
  7. N. Jokic
  8. D. Jordan
  9. R. Gobert
  10. B. Lopez


Agree? Disagree? Don’t worry, there is a method to the “madness” and I will gladly explain why these are the way they are.

*Ranks don’t account for injury.

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About me: I’m Spencer Alexander Zied, a  12th grader from New York, New York. I love to play basketball and tennis, and am a big fan of the Knicks, Giants and the Yankees. I’m also a big fan of First Take and Sportscenter on ESPN2. You can email me at or connect with me on Twitter, on Facebook, or on Instagram (szied713).

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