Sports Illustrated Releases Top 100 NBA Players Of 2022

Written by on September 23, 2021

Sports activities Illustrated launched their Prime 100 NBA gamers of 2022, in the end highlighting why they consider Kevin Durant is at present the very best participant on Earth. Revised and put out yearly, SI’s record represents the best gamers within the NBA who’re going into the approaching season; it doesn’t mirror a participant’s “profession arcs” or projections going ahead. Yearly, the record sparks debate and controversy amongst followers throughout the basketball group, for the ‘snubs’ left off of the record and the ‘stars’ remaining on it. This 12 months needs to be no completely different.

Edging Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James, who occupy the quantity two and three spots on the record, respectively, Brooklyn Nets celebrity Kevin Durant is additional establishing himself as one among basketball’s best. Falling simply in need of the Japanese Convention Finals final 12 months, the two-time NBA Champion and Finals MVP, 11x All-Star, and NBA MVP award winner Kevin Durant now not warrants a lot query atop this record. 

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Throughout the record, 2021 NBA MVP Nikola Jokic finishes on the quantity 5 spot, one spot forward of Dallas’ rising celebrity Luka Doncic. Kawhi Leonard (10) falls on account of harm, Memphis’ ascending star guard Ja Morant (25) skates forward main his workforce to the playoffs, and Devin Booker (16) rises after carrying his workforce to their first NBA Finals look since 1993. 

Hawks’ star guard Trae Younger (17) vaults forward of final 12 months’s 29th end, as he helped take his workforce to the Japanese Convention Finals in simply his third NBA season. Whereas three-time defensive participant of the 12 months Rudy Gobert (21) of the Utah Jazz, noticed his rank drop from final 12 months’s 16th place end.

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Some snubs left off the record additionally embrace 2x All-Star and 4x NBA Rebound Chief Andre Drummond, 5x All-Star John Wall, and NBA Champions Kevin Love and Danny Inexperienced. 

Take a look at the whole prime 10 beneath:

  1. Kawhi Leonard
  2. Anthony Davis
  3. Joel Embiid
  4. James Harden
  5. Luka Doncic
  6. Nikola Jokic
  7. Stephen Curry
  8. LeBron James
  9. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  10. Kevin Durant

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