Rajan and John rank the top 25 players for the 2017-2018 NBA season to date, with the premise of: if you were playing a basketball game tonight, with everything on the line, who is among the top of the list of players that you’d want on your team?
A full weekend after the last pick of the NBA Draft was announced – some guy named Alpha, go figure – all the searing hot takes have engulfed Twitter in a fury of Woj bombs, Bill Simmons gasps, and enraged fanbases committing social media suicide.
Alpha Kaba, Andre Drummond, Andrew Wiggins, Bam Adebayo, Ben Simmons, Billy King, Buddy Heild, Caleb Swanigan, Carmelo Anthony, Chris McCullough, D'Angelo Russell, Danny Ainge, Daryl Morey, De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Lindsey, Dennis Smith Jr., Derrick White, Dirk Nowitzki, DJ Wilson, Doc Rivers, Donovan Mitchell, Dwayne Bacon, Dwight Howard, Elfrid Payton, Eric Maynor, Ernie Grunfeld, Evan Fournier, Frank Jackson, Frank Ntilikina, George Hill, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Gordon Hayward, Ike Anigbogu. Jawun Evans, Isaiah Hartenstein, Ivan Rabb, Jabari BIrd, Jaron Blossomgame, Jarrett Allen, Jayson Tatum, Jerry West, Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid, John Calipari, John Collins, Jonah Bolden, Jonas Valanciunas, Jonathan Isaac, Jordan Bell, Josh Hart, Josh Jackson, Jrue Holliday, Justin Patton, Kadeem, Karl Anthony-Towns, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kevin Pritchard, Kris Dunn, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma, Kyle Lowry, Lauri Markkanen, Lavar Ball, Lonzo Ball, Luke Kennard, Malik Monk, Marcus Morris, Mario Hezonja, Markelle Fultz, Mathias Lessort, Mitch Kupchak, Nerlens Noel, Nikola Vucevic, OG Anunoby, Patrick Beverly, Patrick Ewing, Patrick McCaw, Patty Mills, Paul George, Paul Milsap, Phil Jackson, R.C. Buford, Reggie Jackson, Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gobert, Russell Westbrook, Sam Presti, Semi Ojaleye, Serge Ibaka, Sindarius Thornwell, Sterling Brown, Steve Clifford, Steve Nash, Terrance Ferguson, Thomas Bryant, Thon Maker, Tim Connelly, Tim Duncan, Tim Frazier, TJ Leaf, Tom Thibodeau, Tony Bradley, Trey Burke, Trey Lyles, Tyler Dorsey, Tyler Lydon, Wesley Iwundu, Zach Collins, Zach Lavine, Zach Randolph
In case you hadn’t heard the news: John Wall — the bona fide superstar point guard of our beloved Washington Wizards — was named to his fourth straight All-Star game yesterday.
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Leave it to the NBA to lure me right back in, even if it was just for an evening, when I was about to fully take off my basketball pants and put on my football pants (so to speak, anyway).
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