Giannis, Jokic and Doncic lead NBArank for 2022-23

By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]

Not really a secret anymore but confirmed by the last batch of players inserted into the annual NBArank.

Previewing the 2022-23 NBA season, ESPN revealed the top five players of NBArank. Checking the players on the previous lists, 100th to 26th, 25th to 11th, and 10th to 6th, the top five players were simple to foresee. The order ranked European stars Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic from first to third, a potential addition to the French national team Joel Embiid in the fourth spot, and Stephen Curry sitting fifth.

Experts had to predict what they expected from each player during the season.

Read more on the NBArank and this season compared to the last season’s ranking on ESPN.

2022-23 NBArank:

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
2. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
3. Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
4. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
5. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
6. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
7. Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
8. Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
9. Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies)
10. Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
11. James Harden (Philadelphia 76ers)
12. Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)
13. Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
14. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
15. Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers)
16. Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)
17. Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)
18. Rudy Gobert (Minnesota Timberwolves)
19. Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
20. Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
21. Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns)
22. Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
23. Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
24. Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers)
25. Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)
26. Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks)
27. Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls)
28. DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls)
29. Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans)
30. Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors)
31. Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
32. Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors)
33. Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets)
34. Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)
35. Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons)
36. Evan Mobley (Cleveland Cavaliers)
37. Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
38. Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors)
39. Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors)
40. Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans)
41. LaMelo Ball (Charlotte Hornets)
42. Dejounte Murray (Atlanta Hawks)
43. Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors)
44. Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers)
45. CJ McCollum (New Orleans Pelicans)
46. Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers)
47. Domantas Sabonis (Sacramento Kings)
48. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)
49. Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns)
50. Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets)
51. Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns)
52. Jarrett Allen (Cleveland Cavaliers)
53. Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)
54. De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings)
55. Jordan Poole (Golden State Warriors)
56. Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers)
57. Nikola Vucevic (Chicago Bulls)
58. Robert Williams III (Boston Celtics)
59. Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)
60. Kyle Lowry (Miami Heat)
61. Tyler Herro (Miami Heat)
62. Jalen Green (Houston Rockets)
63. RJ Barrett (New York Knicks)
64. Jerami Grant (Portland Trail Blazers)
65. Russell Westbrook (Los Angeles Lakers)
66. Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)
67. Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks)
68. Desmond Bane (Memphis Grizzlies)
69. Spencer Dinwiddie (Dallas Mavericks)
70. Al Horford (Boston Celtics)
71. Julius Randle (New York Knicks)
72. Michael Porter Jr. (Denver Nuggets)
73. John Collins (Atlanta Hawks)
74. Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings)
75. OG Anunoby (Toronto Raptors)
76. Ben Simmons (Brooklyn Nets)
77. Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies)
78. Lonzo Ball (Chicago Bulls)
79. Clint Capela (Atlanta Hawks)
80. Caris LeVert (Cleveland Cavaliers)
81. Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder)
82. Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic)
83. Aaron Gordon (Denver Nuggets)
84. Jonas Valanciunas (New Orleans Pelicans)
85. Jordan Clarkson (Utah Jazz)
86. Kristaps Porzingis (Washington Wizards)
87. Malcolm Brogdon (Boston Celtics)
88. Jusuf Nurkic (Portland Trail Blazers)
89. Mike Conley (Utah Jazz)
90. Buddy Hield (Indiana Pacers)
91. Anfernee Simons (Portland Trail Blazers)
92. Christian Wood (Dallas Mavericks)
93. D’Angelo Russell (Minnesota Timberwolves)
94. Brandon Clarke (Memphis Grizzlies)
95. Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings)
96. Seth Curry (Brooklyn Nets)
97. Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)
98. Mitchell Robinson (New York Knicks)
99. Grant Williams (Boston Celtics)
100. Bogdan Bogdanovic (Atlanta Hawks)

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