Preseason All-NBA top 5 by position

It’s summer time for the NBA, which means preseason predictions and rankings will be flying around the minds of avid NBA followers during the months leading up to the season. Therefore, a few carefully formulated lists of the top 5 players by position have been created by yours truly.

Be ready. These lists are sure to stir up some controversy but so be it. Ranking players always gets chippy. However, it is all in good fun.

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John Wall

John Wall

PG

1. Chris Paul (19.1 PPG, 10.7 APG. 2.5 SPG, 25.98 PER)

 

2. Stephen Curry (24.0 PPG, 8.5 APG, 42.4 3P%, 24.13 PER)

 

3. Russell Westbrook (21.8 PPG, 6.9 APG, 5.7 RPG, 1.9 SPG, 24.74 PER)

 

4. Tony Parker (16.7 PPG, 5.7 APG, 19.00 PER)

 

5. John Wall (19.3 PPG, 8.8 APG, 1.8 SPG, 19.61 PER)

 

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Lance Stephenson

SG

1. James Harden (25.4 PPG, 6.1 APG,  23.51 PER)

 

2. DeMar DeRozan (22.7 PPG, 4.0 APG 18.42 PER)

 

3. Dwyane Wade (19.0 PPG, 4.7 APG, 54.5 FG%, 22.06 PER)

 

4. Lance Stephenson (13.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 4.6 APG, 14.72 PER)

 

5. Tony Allen (9.0 PPG, 1.6 SPG, 15.64 PER)

 

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay

SF

1. LeBron James (27.1 PPG, 6.4 APG, 6.9 RPG, 56.7 FG%, 29.40 PER)

 

2. Kevin Durant (32.0 PPG, 5.5 APG, 7.4 RPG, 50.3 FG%, 29.90 PER)

 

3. Carmelo Anthony (27.4 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 24.50 PER)

 

4. Nicolas Batum (13.0 PPG, 5.1 APG, 7.5 RPG, 15.86 PER)

 

5. Rudy Gay (20.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 18.40 PER)

 

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

PF

1. Kevin Love (26.1 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 4.4 APG, 37.6 3P%, 26.97 PER)

 

2. LaMarcus Aldridge (23.2 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 21.84 PER)

 

3. Blake Griffin(24.1 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 3.9 APG, 23.98 PER)

 

4. Tim Duncan (15.1 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 1.9 BLKPG, 21.40 PER)

 

5. Dirk Nowitzki (21.7 PPG, 89.9 FT%, 39.8 3P%, 23.68 PER)

 

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Al Jefferson

C

 1. Joakim Noah (12.6 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 5.4 APG 1.5 BLKPG, 20.06 PER)

 2. Dwight Howard(18.3 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 1.8 BLKPG, 21.36 PER)

 3. DeMarcus Cousins(22.7 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 1.3 BLKPG, 26.18 PER)

 4. Al Jefferson(21.8 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 1.1 BLKPG, 22.75 PER)

5. Marc Gasol(14.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.3 BLKPG, 18.27 PER)

 

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond

Honorable Mention

PG-Kyrie Irving(20.8 PPG, 6.1 APG, 20.14 PER)

 

SG- Klay Thompson(18.4 PPG, 41.7 3P%, 14.32 PER)

 

SF- Kawhi Leonard(12.8 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.7 SPG, 19.43 PER

 

PF- Anthony Davis(20.8 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 2.8 BLKPG, 26.54 PER)

 

C- Andre Drummond(13.5 PPG, 13.2 RPG, 1.6 BLKPG, 62.3 FG%, 22.65 PER)

 

 

As these lists reveal, there are tons of great NBA players, young and old. As always, this NBA season should be full of jam-packed action. Keep all of the players listed above in mind. Some might move up the ladder and some might fall off.  No matter what happens, a multitude of entertainment is certainly in the works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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