As part of the countdown to…um, the delay of the season, ESPN and TrueHoop are ranking every NBA player and announcing them on Twitter 10 per day via the hashtag #NBARank
We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of “the current quality of each player.”
To decide which players to rank, we started with every player who played in the league last season, and then eliminated players who had signed overseas contracts that made them ineligible for the 2011-12 NBA season. Then we added the 60 members of the 2011 draft class, eliminating those not likely to play in the NBA by 2012. That left 500 players, according to our best information as of August 15.
They are already up to the 200 range, and announced that Ryan Gomes was ranked #234.
Every shred of data said Gomes played better at 4 than at 3. The Clips signed him to play 3 full-time. Guess what happened next. #NBArank
UPDATE: Marshon Brooks was ranked #347 last month.