NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league.
Where is LeBron James, who is entering his 20th season?
We asked, “Which player will be better in 2022-23?” Voters had to predict what they expected from each player during the season.
Let’s kick things off with our rankings of players Nos. 100-26.
Note: ESPN’s NBArank panel, composed of over 200 reporters, editors, producers and analysts, were asked to rank players based on their predicted contributions — quality and quantity — for the 2022-23 season only.
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2021 NBArank: NR
Why he could exceed his ranking in 2022-23: Although the Celtics reached the 2022 NBA Finals, Boston never quite looked the same after Williams injured his knee late in the regular season. If he can be healthy for the entire season, Williams will be a leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year and could skyrocket up these rankings.
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