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NBA Top 25: 25-11

NBA Top 25: 25-11

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During this time of year, as excited as we are about the NFL season, NBA tipoff is just as thrilling! We will be taking a look at the top 25 NBA players and how we believe their 2021 season will unfold. In this article we will look at players 25-11. 

  1. LaMelo Ball - Point Guard, Charlotte Hornets

After a promising rookie campaign was cut short due to injury, the 20 year old LaMelo Ball is back and ready to put the NBA world on notice once again. While this might be a slightly ambitious ranking for a player with only 51 games under his belt, the rookie averaged nearly 16/6/6 and it’s not hard to imagine that he could quickly improve upon that. 

  1. Ja Morant - Point Guard, Memphis Grizzlies

Despite an injury cutting things short, Ja Morant had slowly been elevating his game and improving in most statistical categories. If Morant can improve a bit on his outside shooting, he could become a top 15 player in no time.

  1. Jaylen Brown - Shooting Guard, Boston Celtics

Despite being looked at as the 2nd fiddle to Tatum, Jaylen Brown is slowly becoming a star in his own right, drastically improving as a scorer over the past 2 seasons.

  1. Zion Williamson - Power Forward, New Orleans Pelicans

How Zion is able to do what he does, at his size is truly incredible. He is the size of Lebron, just 50 lbs heavier. Now he just needs to do what Blake Griffin was never able to do, become more than just a dunker and rebounder. 

  1. Rudy Gobert - Center, Utah Jazz 

If defense truly wins championships, it’s tough to figure out how Gobert is still ringless. The 3 time DPOY owns that paint and has slowly been developing his offensive game.

  1. Karl Anthony-Towns - Center, Minnesota Timberwolves

KAT is one of the best players that never gets discussed. It feels similar to the late 90’s early 2000’s Kevin Garnett. Great player, but the team just is not good enough to make real noise in the playoffs.

  1. Khris Middleton - Small Forward, Milwaukee Bucks

It’s easy to say that Middleton is the Robin to Giannis’ Batman, but in reality, he is more akin to a 1b vs being the “other guy”. Middleton came up huge in the playoffs and had many games where he carried the team. (Click the link above to get his game worn signed jersey)

  1. Kyrie Irving - Point Guard, Brooklyn Nets

While he might have some crazy theories about the earth being flat, Kyrie is still one of the most dangerous players in the game with the ball in his hands. Now the real question is, will he play this season for the Nets?

  1. Jimmy Butler - Shooting Guard, Miami Heat

Remember the song “Jimmy Butler is your father” from the legendary Froggy Fresh? I can’t see the name and not start singing it in my head. 

  1. Donovan Mitchell - Shooting Guard, Utah Jazz

The All-Star Guard really made a concerted effort to improve as a 3 point shooter and that was a key in really unlocking him in 2020-2021. 

  1. Chris Paul - Point Guard, Phoenix Suns

So close to finally winning that title! At the age of 36, one has to wonder how many more chances he will have.

  1. Bradley Beal - Shooting Guard - Washington Wizards

For years, Bradley Beal was looked at as the “the other guy” with John Wall being the star, but at 31 points per game, it’s easy to see we had it wrong all those years.

  1. Trae Young - Point Guard/Shooting Guard, Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young elevated his game to a whole new level during the playoff run in 2021 and as he matures, he seems to only be getting more and more lethal.

  1. Jayson Tatum - Small Forward, Boston Celtics

Tatum has been called a “young star” for years now and there honestly doesn't need to be a qualifier in front of it. Jayson Tatum is a Star!

  1. Devin Booker - Shooting Guard, Phoenix Suns

For years we had been begging to get Booker just a little bit of help. Well in 2020-2021 that help came. Had Booker pulled off the Finals victory, There would have been no way to keep him out of the top 10.


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