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Who are the best players in the NBA entering the 2019-20 season?

Who are the best players in the NBA entering the 2019-20 season?

Several times per year, our Global NBA.com staff votes to determine the best players in the league. Given how perceptions change based on performance and context, it's a fluid discussion that changes significantly over the course of a season.

A lot has changed since we last updated our player rankings following the Toronto Raptors' run to the NBA title. Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Jimmy Butler, and Chris Paul are on new teams and there's been plenty of time to reflect on last season and project moving forward.

Since Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are out with significant injuries and will face major question marks whenever they eventually return, they were not considered for the purposes of this go-around.

Biggest snubs

Before jumping into the top 30, we'd be remiss for not bringing up some of the biggest names that missed the cut. It's a testament to the overall talent pool that there are this many impact players who couldn't crack the top-30.

In all, there were 12 players who received votes from our panel of nine voters but fell outside the top-30. Here they are in order of most to least:

The Top 30

For quick reference, you can scroll to the bottom for a table with all 30 players ranked in order along with their stats from last year's regular season. As for the unveiling itself, you'll find three bits of info to go along with each name:

The biggest stat... meant to illuminate a key number heading into the season or address an important narrative about that player.

The biggest question... what's the biggest concern or unknown for each player heading into the season?

The skinny... Tweet-ish length blurb on what's in store for this season. What's realistic? What are the expectations? Just enough room for analysis but short enough to keep the eyes from glazing over.

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30. Kyle Lowry - Toronto Raptors

  • Biggest stat: 1 of 8 players to make All-Star team each of the last five seasons
  • Biggest question: How will the 33-year-old adjust to a heavier scoring load following the departure of Kawhi Leonard?
  • The skinny: Although Lowry's scoring has been in steady decline, he's coming off a year in which he averaged a career-high 8.7 assists per game. He's owed big money in the final year of his contract. Will this be his last dance in Toronto?

29. Chris Paul - Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Biggest stat: 22.5 Pts and 12.5 Ast per 36 mins without James Harden last season
  • Biggest question: Can CP3 return to All-Star form in his 15th season?
  • The skinny: It's no secret that if the Thunder find a suitor for Paul that's willing to part with a long-term asset, they would flip the future Hall of Famer in an instant. But with three years and $124M left on the books, will anyone pull the trigger on CP3 or does he stay the year in OKC?

28. Al Horford - Philadelphia 76ers

  • Biggest stat: Horford's teams have had a better net rating with him on the floor than with him off the floor in 10 straight seasons.
  • Biggest question: How will he manage playing the four next to Joel Embiid?
  • The skinny: Al Horford is the ultimate insurance policy for Embiid. While he's skilled and mobile enough to play some power forward, Horford also figures to see significant time spelling Embiid at the five as Philly looks to keep its MVP contender healthy for an extended playoff push.

27. Devin Booker - Phoenix Suns

  • Biggest stat: Booker, LeBron James and James Harden were the only players to average 26 points and 6 assists per game last season.
  • Biggest question: We know Booker is an elite offensive talent but can he make critical improvements on the defensive end of the floor?
  • The skinny: Booker has yet to play in an NBA game in December or beyond in which his team is .500 or better. In a loaded West, that might not change this season but at some point, he'll need to be start winning games if he's going to claim a seat at the table as a legitimate franchise star.

26. De'Aaron Fox - Sacramento Kings

  • Biggest stat: 2-14 career combined H2H record vs Stephen Curry, James Harden and Damian Lillard
  • Biggest question: Can Fox lead the Kings to their first playoff berth since 2005-06?
  • The skinny: He might be the fastest player in the league with the ball in his hands that dunks everything and also happens to shoot 37% from 3. Fox doesn't turn 22 until December and in a league brimming with point guard talent, might be the best one in 3-5 years.

25. Victor Oladipo - Indiana Pacers

  • Biggest stat: Shot 63% in the clutch last season (best in NBA at time of his injury)
  • Biggest question: How will he look upon returning from a ruptured quad?
  • The skinny: Oladipo's return is the biggest X-factor in the Eastern Conference. As it stands, Philly and Milwaukee are head and shoulders above everyone else. But if Oladipo returns like the old Oladipo, the Pacers could crash the party for 2 atop the East.

24. Jrue Holiday - New Orleans Pelicans

  • Biggest stat: Only guard to be named All-Defence each of the last two seasons
  • Biggest question: On a team littered with young talent, can Holiday be the driving force behind an earlier-than-expected playoff push?
  • The skinny: Holiday might be the NBA's most under-appreciated star. Only nine players in NBA history have ever made All-D while averaging at least 20 PPG and 7 APG. Holiday is one of them.

23. Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz

  • Biggest stat: Among the top 30 in FG attempts, the only player to shoot worse than Mitchell (24.6%) late in the shot clock was Andrew Wiggins.
  • Biggest question: Is Mitchell a legitimate star in the making or an inefficient volume scorer with a more limited ceiling?
  • The skinny: The arrival of Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic means that Mitchell no longer can make excuses for relative inefficiency. In Year 3 we're set to gain far more clarity about Mitchell's true viability as a franchise-altering force for a team with championship aspirations.

22. Ben Simmons - Philadelphia 76ers

  • Biggest stat: 3-28 on shots outside of 15 feet last season
  • Biggest question: Will he show up with a willingness and ability to shoot jump shots?
  • The skinny: His limitations didn't really bubble up with any significance until the playoffs. With no Jimmy Butler to rely on when things get tight, how will Simmons respond? Regardless of how the regular season unfolds, check back in once April and May roll around.

21. LaMarcus Aldridge - San Antonio Spurs

  • Biggest stat: 51% chance to make Hall of Fame according to Basketball-Reference.com
  • Biggest question: Can Aldridge lead the Spurs to a record-setting 23rd straight playoff appearance?
  • The skinny: Due to yet another no-frills All-Star season, Aldridge's chance to make the HOF nudged past the 50% threshold. The simple truth is that Aldridge is in the midst of a subtle HOF career that will only be buoyed by another All-Star push in San Antonio.

20. Draymond Green - Golden State Warriors

  • Biggest stat: 7.4 points per game during last regular season
  • Biggest question: Can "16-game Draymond" show up for the 82-game grind on a relatively depleted team?
  • The skinny: The version of Green that showed up in the playoffs is the one that's a likely Hall of Famer and two-way wrecking ball. The version of Green that showed up in the regular season is one that could ultimately lead to the Warriors missing the playoffs. Which one shows up?

19. Luka Doncic - Dallas Mavericks

  • Biggest stat: 14 game-tying or go-ahead shots in final 2:00 led the NBA
  • Biggest question: How will Doncic fit alongside new teammate Kristaps Porzingis?
  • The skinny: It seems not a matter of if, but a matter of when Doncic emerges as a bonafide, take-it-to-the-bank superstar. If he gets there in Year 2, Dallas is talented enough to make a playoff push even in a loaded Western Conference.

18. Kemba Walker - Boston Celtics

  • Biggest stat: 1 of 2 All-Stars from last season to play all 82 games in 2018-19 (Bradley Beal)
  • Biggest question: Can Walker adjust to playing alongside teammates that will also require lots of touches?
  • The skinny: Walker goes from playing alongside Jeremy Lamb, Dwayne Bacon and Nic Batum in Charlotte to Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward in Boston. How he balances distributing touches with getting his own will be a tricky act worth monitoring.

17. Bradley Beal - Washington Wizards

  • Biggest stat: The only player in the NBA last season to log over 3,000 minutes
  • Biggest question: Can anyone step up to help Beal in Washington?
  • The skinny: There's not much to say about Beal beyond the fact that he showed up every single day amidst the chaos in D.C. and still managed to turn in a career-year while playing more minutes than anyone in the entire league. Get that man some help.

16. Russell Westbrook - Houston Rockets

  • Biggest stat: Averaged a triple-double three straight seasons
  • Biggest question: How will he manage off the ball when playing alongside James Harden?
  • The skinny: He's such a prolific stat stuffer that people are now bored and/or unimpressed by his ability to average a triple-double. The fit in Houston is far from perfect and there are legitimate questions, but there's no denying Westbrook's ability to leave his fingerprints on a game.

15. Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Biggest stat: 1 of 4 players to average 20 PPG and 40.0 3-pt FG Pct each of last two seasons (Curry, Thompson, Irving)
  • Biggest question: Can his defence catch up to his offence?
  • The skinny: Entering his 5th season, Towns has already established himself as one the most offensively skilled and gifted big men in NBA history. Like Anthony Davis previously in New Orleans, the clock is ticking about if or when that talent will translate to team success.

14. Blake Griffin - Detroit Pistons

  • Biggest stat: 88.5 touches per game last season (3rd in NBA)
  • Biggest question: Can he stay healthy?
  • The skinny The Pistons have asked Griffin to carry a burden that would be worrisome even before considering his checkered injury history. Perhaps more so than any other team, Detroit's fate is directly tied to the health of its All-Star power forward.

13. Jimmy Butler - Miami Heat

  • Biggest stat: Scored or assisted 67% of Philly's 4th-qtr points during the postseason when sharing the floor with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris
  • Biggest question: How will Butler handle finally having the reigns as a franchise's undisputed leader?
  • The skinny Butler showed in last year's playoffs that he has serious clutch-time chops. Now as the unquestioned leader on a Heat team which perfectly reflects his own identity as an uber-intense competitor, he's got the opportunity to re-establish his status as an All-NBA star.

12. Rudy Gobert - Utah Jazz

  • Biggest stat: 306 dunks last season (most in NBA)
  • Biggest question: Will Gobert finally make an All-Star team?
  • The skinny: The two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year also led the NBA in FG percentage last year while averaging a career-high 15.9 PPG. We know about his D, but it's his interior O that could unlock Utah's potential as a championship contender.

11. Kyrie Irving - Brooklyn Nets

  • Biggest stat: Has a higher career FG pct in clutch situations than Kobe Bryant (44% to 40%)
  • Biggest question: Can Irving succeed as a leader in Brooklyn following a turbulent two-year stint in Boston?
  • The skinny: 2019-20 is a year of redemption. Despite coming off another All-NBA campaign, Irving is saddled with the perception held by many that he torpedoed Boston's 2018-19 season. With Durant likely out for the year, Irving has a chance to take interest in Brooklyn basketball mainstream.

10. Paul George - LA Clippers

  • Biggest stat: 1 of 7 players in NBA history to make 1st-Team All-Defense while scoring over 28 PPG
  • Biggest question: Is George fully recovered from shoulder surgery?
  • The skinny: There will be stretches this season when George - not Kawhi Leonard - looks like the best player on the Clippers. If he can finish top 3 in MVP and DPOY voting next to Russell Westbrook, who is to say he can't do it again next to Leonard?

9. Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers

  • Biggest stat: He's one of five players to average at least 25 PPG in each of the last four seasons. He's the only one of that group that's never won an MVP.
  • Biggest question: Can Lillard go up another level or did we just seek Portland's peak as a Lillard-led squad?
  • The skinny: He just signed a brand new supermax extension that will keep him in Portland through 2024-25 with a player option for $54.3 million in the final season. One of the league's most respected lockerroom leaders, Lillard heads into the 2019-20 season with a roster that looks much different than the one that reached the Conference Finals in 2018-19.

8. Nikola Jokic - Denver Nuggets

  • Biggest stat: 25.1 PPG, 13.0 RPG and 8.4 APG in 2019 playoffs
  • Biggest question: Will Jokic do enough defensively to forever squash doubts about his place among the league's elite?
  • The skinny: Jokic delivered a 4th-place MVP finish behind a stellar All-Star regular season. And then he took it to another level with those playoff numbers suggesting that he's more than capable of carrying the load for a team sure to be in title contention. The lone star on a team that could finish 1st in the West, don't be shocked by an MVP push by Jokic.

7. Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

  • Biggest stat: 1 of 3 players since the merger to average 27 PPG and 13 RPG (Shaquille O'Neal, Moses Malone)
  • Biggest question: Will Joel Embiid stay healthy enough to endure a deep postseason run?
  • The skinny: Embiid really struggled in Philly's 7-game loss to the Raptors in which his points, rebounds, assists, free throws and field goal percentages all came in far short of his regular-season production. Regardless of how he performs in the regular season, the onus will be on Embiid to deliver in the postseason following last year's underwhelming showing.

6. Anthony Davis - Los Angeles Lakers

  • Biggest stat: One playoff series win in seven NBA seasons
  • Biggest question: How will Davis manage championship expectations and the daily spotlight in Los Angeles?
  • The skinny: For the first time in his career, Anthony Davis will be expected to win big. It might not be 'championship-or-bust' given the hyper-competitive nature of the West, but Davis will no longer be able to make excuses for early exits. He's a threat to win both MVP and DPOY, something that's only been done by Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.

5. Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors

  • Biggest stat: Averaged 34.4 Pts/36 mins when Kevin Durant was off the floor last season
  • Biggest question: Can he keep the Warriors afloat without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson?
  • The skinny: Durant, Iguodala and Livingston are gone and Thompson is out until the spring. His best current teammate barely scores and his 2nd-best teammate is a 23-year old PG coming off his first All-Star nod. If Curry is able to navigate all of that, it means he had a monster year in which case he could be a 3-time MVP when all is said and done.

4. James Harden - Houston Rockets

  • Biggest stat: Last five finishes in MVP voting: 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 9th, 2nd
  • Biggest question: How will Harden's ball-dominant style work alongside Russell Westbrook?
  • The skinny: Each of the last two seasons, Harden has uncorked a historic regular season only to fall relatively flat in the playoffs. MJ, Kobe, Wade... they all won titles. Harden's an all-timer two-guard but he just turned 30 this offseason and while still very much in his prime, there are some seeds of doubt starting to creep in about whether he will rise to the occasion when the stakes are at their highest.

3. LeBron James - Los Angeles Lakers

  • Biggest stat: Last year's 11th-place MVP finish for James was the worst of his career
  • Biggest question: Can James hold up against the wear and tear in his 17th season?
  • The skinny: No player in NBA history has logged more minutes prior to turning 35 and James is coming off a season in which he missed a career-high 27 games. The possibilities are all over the place. He might re-assert himself as the best player in the league or succumb, as everyone eventually does, to Father Time.

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks

  • Biggest stat: Antetokounmpo posted a Player Efficiency Rating of 30.9 last season - the 12th best PER in NBA history.
  • Biggest question: What exactly is his ceiling?
  • The skinny: He just won the MVP as a 24-year-old and still can't shoot. The sky is the limit for Antetokounmpo who is the favourite to repeat as MVP on a Bucks team that should coast to a first or second-place finish in the East. He's a force of nature and the single most physically dominant player in the league.

1. Kawhi Leonard - LA Clippers

  • Biggest stat: He's averaged more PPG in the playoffs than he did in the regular season in all 7 years he's been in the playoffs.
  • Biggest question: Will we ever see "Playoff Kawhi" unleashed in the regular season or is he the face of the load management era?
  • The skinny: For now, it's Kawhi's league. The reigning Finals MVP coming off one of the best individual postseasons ever, he's now on the prohibitive title favourite to win it all yet again. No player in NBA history has won Finals MVP on three different teams meaning he could be on the verge of making history.
Top 30 Players Entering 2019-20
Player Team 2018-19 Regular Season Per Game
1. Kawhi Leonard Clippers 26.6 Pts, 7.3 Reb, 3.3 Ast, 1.8 Stls
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks 27.7 Pts, 12.5 Reb, 5.9 Ast, 57.8 FG pct
3. LeBron James Lakers 27.4 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 8.3 Ast, 51.0 FG pct
4. James Harden Rockets 36.1 Pts, 7.5 Ast, 6.6 Reb, 2.0 Stls
5. Stephen Curry Warriors 27.3 Pts, 5.2 Ast, 5.3 Reb, 43.7 3-pt FG pct
6. Anthony Davis Lakers 25.9 Pts, 12.0 Reb, 3.9 Ast, 2.4 Blks
7. Joel Embiid 76ers 27.5 Pts, 13.6 Reb, 3.7 Ast, 1.9 Blks
8. Nikola Jokic Nuggets 20.1 Pts, 10.8 Reb, 7.3 Ast, 51.1 FG pct
9. Damian Lillard Blazers 25.8 Pts, 6.9 Ast, 4.6 Reb, 1.1 Stls
10. Paul George Clippers 28.0 Pts, 8.2 Reb, 4.1 Ast, 2.2 Stls
11. Kyrie Irving Nets 23.8 Pts, 6.9 Ast, 5.0 Reb, 48.7 FG pct
12. Rudy Gobert Jazz 15.9 Pts, 12.9 Reb, 2.3 Blks, 66.9 FG pct
13. Jimmy Butler Heat 18.7 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 4.0 Ast, 1.9 Stls
14. Blake Griffin Pistons 24.5 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 5.4 Ast, 35.0 Mins
15. Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves 24.4 Pts, 12.4 Reb, 3.4 Ast, 1.6 Blks
16. Russell Westbrook Thunder 22.9 Pts, 11.1 Reb, 10.7 Ast, 42.8 FG pct
17. Bradley Beal Wizards 25.6 Pts, 5.5 Ast, 5.0 Reb, 36.9 Mins
18. Kemba Walker Celtics 25.6 Pts, 5.9 Ast, 4.4 Reb, 43.4 FG pct
19. Luka Doncic Mavericks 21.2 Pts, 7.8 Reb, 6.0 Ast, 1.1 Stls
20. Draymond Green Warriors 7.4 Pts, 7.3 Reb, 6.9 Ast, 1.4 Stls
21. LaMarcus Aldridge Spurs 21.3 Pts, 9.2 Reb, 1.8 Blks, 51.9 FG pct
22. Ben Simmons 76ers 16.9 Pts, 8.8 Reb, 7.7 Ast, 1.4 Stls
23. Donovan Mitchell Jazz 23.8 Pts, 4.2 Ast, 4.1 Reb, 43.2 FG pct
24. Jrue Holiday Pelicans 21.2 Pts, 7.7 Ast, 5.0 Reb, 1.6 Stls
25. Victor Oladipo Pacers 18.8 Pts, 5.6 Reb, 5.2 Ast, 1.7 Stls
26. De'Aaron Fox Kings 17.3 Pts, 7.3 Ast, 3.8 Reb, 1.6 Stls
27. Devin Booker Suns 26.6 Pts, 6.8 Ast, 4.1 Reb, 46.7 FG pct
28. Al Horford 76ers 13.6 Pts, 6.7 Reb, 1.3 Blks, 29.0 Mins
29. Chris Paul Thunder 15.6 Pts, 8.2 Ast, 4.6 Reb, 41.9 FG pct
30. Kyle Lowry Raptors 14.2 Pts, 8.7 Ast, 4.8 Reb, 41.1 FG pct

Voting Results

In all, nine members of our NBA.com global staff participated in the voting. Here's a breakdown of who voted for which players. Have any bones to pick? Included is each voter's social handle:

Leandro Fernández (@FernandezLea): 1) Kawhi Leonard, 2) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 3) Stephen Curry, 4) LeBron James, 5) James Harden, 6) Anthony Davis, 7) Joel Embiid, 8) Nikola Jokic, 9) Damian Lillard, 10) Kyrie Irving, 11) Paul George, 12) Russell Westbrook, 13) Jimmy Butler, 14) Karl-Anthony Towns, 15) Rudy Gobert, 16) Blake Griffin, 17) Bradley Beal, 18) Luka Doncic, 19 ) Kemba Walker, 20) Jrue Holiday, 21) LaMarcus Aldridge, 22) Draymond Green, 23) De'Aaron Fox, 24) Ben Simmons, 25) DeMar DeRozan, 26) Donovan Mitchell, 27) Devin Booker, 28) D ' Angelo Russell, 29) Pascal Siakam, 30) Victor Oladipo (injury).

Micah Adams (@MicahAdams13): 1) Kawhi Leonard, 2) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 3) LeBron James, 4) Stephen Curry, 5) James Harden, 6) Anthony Davis, 7) Nikola Jokic, 8) Joel Embiid, 9) Damian Lillard, 10) Paul George, 11) Rudy Gobert, 12) Luka Doncic, 13) Bradley Beal, 14) Donovan Mitchell, 15) Jimmy Butler, 16) LaMarcus Aldridge, 17) Karl-Anthony Towns, 18) Draymond Green, 19 ) Blake Griffin, 20) Zion Williamson, 21) Jrue Holiday, 22) Kemba Walker, 23) Kyrie Irving, 24) Ben Simmons, 25) Russell Westbrook, 26) De'Aaron Fox, 27) Victor Oladipo, 28) Devin Booker , 29) Pascal Siakam, 30) Mike Conley.

Carlan Gay (@TheCarlanGay): 1) Kawhi Leonard, 2) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 3) James Harden, 4) Stephen Curry, 5) LeBron James, 6) Joel Embiid, 7) Anthony Davis, 8) Nikola Jokic, 9) Damian Lillard, 10) Paul George, 11) Jimmy Butler, 12) Russell Westbrook, 13) Rudy Gobert, 14) Karl-Anthony Towns, 15) Kyrie Irving, 16) Blake Griffin, 17) Draymond Green, 18) Al Horford, 19 ) LaMarcus Aldridge, 20) Victor Oladipo, 21) Bradley Beal, 22) Jrue Holiday, 23) Kemba Walker, 24) Pascal Siakam, 25) Khris Middleton, 26) Ben Simmons, 27) Mike Conley, 28) Kyle Lowry, 29 ) Donovan Mitchell, 30) Luka Doncic.

Alex Novick (@ANov_SN): 1) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2) Kawhi Leonard, 3) LeBron James, 4) Stephen Curry, 5) James Harden, 6) Nikola Jokic, 7) Joel Embiid, 8) Damian Lillard, 9) Anthony Davis, 10) Paul George, 11) Rudy Gobert, 12) Jimmy Butler, 13) Luka Doncic, 14) Karl-Anthony Towns, 15) De'Aaron Fox, 16) Bradley Beal, 17) Donovan Mitchell, 18) Chris Paul, 19) Draymond Green, 20) Ben Simmons, 21) LaMarcus Aldridge, 22) Al Horford, 23) Kyrie Irving, 24) DeMar DeRozan, 25) Jrue Holiday, 26) Russell Westbrook, 27) CJ McCollum, 28) Blake Griffin, 29) Devin Booker, 30) Kyle Lowry.

Kyle Irving (@KyleIrv_ ): 1) Kawhi Leonard, 2) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 3) James Harden, 4) LeBron James, 5) Stephen Curry, 6) Damian Lillard, 7) Anthony Davis, 8) Paul George, 9) Joel Embiid, 10) Nikola Jokic, 11) Jimmy Butler, 12) Blake Griffin, 13) Kyrie Irving, 14) Rudy Gobert, 15) Donovan Mitchell, 16) Ben Simmons, 17) Karl-Anthony Towns, 18) Bradley Beal, 19 ) Kemba Walker, 20) Luka Doncic, 21) Draymond Green, 22) Jayson Tatum, 23) De'Aaron Fox, 24) Russell Westbrook, 25) Devin Booker, 26) D'Angelo Russell, 27) Al Horford, 28) CJ McCollum, 29) Pascal Siakam, 30) Victor Oladipo.

Pablo Schatzky (@pchaski): 1) LeBron James, 2) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 3) Kawhi Leonard, 4) James Harden, 5) Anthony Davis, 6) Stephen Curry, 7) Nikola Jokic, 8) Joel Embiid, 9) Damian Lillard, 10) Kyrie Irving, 11) Paul George, 12) Blake Griffin, 13) Russell Westbrook, 14) Rudy Gobert, 15) Karl-Anthony Towns, 16) Kyle Lowry, 17) Jimmy Butler, 18) Kemba Walker, 19 ) LaMarcus Aldridge, 20) Bradley Beal, 21) Devin Booker, 22) Nikola Vucevic, 23) Victor Oladipo, 24) Draymond Green, 25) Donovan Mitchell, 26) Luka Doncic, 27) Khris Middleton, 28) Jusuf Nurkic, 29 ) Chris Paul, 30) Myles Turner.

Carlos Herrera Luyando (@carhluy43): 1) Kawhi Leonard, 2) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 3) LeBron James, 4) Stephen Curry, 5) James Harden, 6) Nikola Jokic, 7) Damian Lillard, 8) Anthony Davis, 9) Joel Embiid, 10) Paul George, 11) Kyrie Irving, 12) Blake Griffin, 13) Rudy Gobert, 14) Russell Westbrook, 15) Ben Simmons, 16) Kemba Walker, 17) Draymond Green, 18) Jimmy Butler, 19) Luka Doncic, 20) Karl-Anthony Towns, 21) Victor Oladipo, 22) LaMarcus Aldridge, 23) D'Angelo Russell, 24) Jrue Holiday, 25) Bradley Beal, 26) Al Horford, 27) CJ McCollum, 28) Jamal Murray, 29) Devin Booker, 30) Pascal Siakam.

Sergio Rabinal (@S_Rabinal): 1) Kawhi Leonard, 2) James Harden, 3) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 4) Stephen Curry, 5) Paul George, 6) LeBron James, 7) Anthony Davis, 8) Joel Embiid, 9) Damian Lillard, 10) Kyrie Irving, 11) Nikola Jokic, 12) Russell Westbrook, 13) Kemba Walker, 14) Blake Griffin, 15) Rudy Gobert, 16) Mike Conley, 17) Ben Simmons, 18) DeMar DeRozan, 19) Jimmy Butler, 20) Bradley Beal, 21) Karl-Anthony Towns, 22) Devin Booker, 23) Kyle Lowry, 24) LaMarcus Aldridge, 25) Luka Doncic, 26) Donovan Mitchell, 27) Victor Oladipo, 28) Al Horford, 29 ) Chris Paul, 30) D'Angelo Russell.

Nacho Losilla (@Losilla_ ): 1) LeBron James, 2) Stephen Curry, 3) Kawhi Leonard, 4) James Harden, 5) Giannis Antetokounmpo, 6) Anthony Davis, 7) Joel Embiid, 8) Nikola Jokic, 9) Kyrie Irving, 10) Paul George, 11) Damian Lillard, 12) Russell Westbrook, 13) Karl-Anthony Towns, 14) Jimmy Butler, 15) Blake Griffin, 16) Bradley Beal, 17) Kemba Walker, 18) LaMarcus Aldridge, 19 ) Rudy Gobert, 20) Chris Paul, 21) Draymond Green, 22) Pascal Siakam, 23) Donovan Mitchell, 24) Luka Doncic, 25) Ben Simmons, 26) CJ McCollum, 27) Mike Conley, 28) Khris Middleton, 29 ) Jrue Holiday, 30) D'Angelo Russell.

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