Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, L.A. Clippers’ Blake Griffin, and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony are the top NBA players right now, according to ComplexMedia. In preparation for the tip of the 2014-15 NBA season two weeks ago, Business Insider has published a list of the league’s 25 best players.
What a difference less than a year makes. In a matter of months, players can shoot up “best player” lists or fall off of them completely because of poor play (or in some cases, injuries). Back in February, Complex first put together a list ofÂ the 25 best players in the NBA at the time. But looking at the list today, there are players on it who no longer rank as the best, while others have moved up the list and deserve to be ranked even higher—like Anthony Davis, who was ranked No. 11 at the time compared with now, holding at the No. 6 spot.
It leads to endless debate among NBA fans and makes it important for people to stay up on what’s going on within the league at all times, reports the Insider.
Here are The 25 Best Players in the NBA Right Now:
25. Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers
24. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
23. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
22. Chris Bosh, Miami Heat
21.Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
20. Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
19. Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
18. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
17. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
16. John Wall, Washington Wizards
15. Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers
14. Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
13. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
12. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
11. Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
10. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trailblazers
9. James Harden, Houston Rockets
8. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
7. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
6. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
5. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
4. Carmello Anthony, New York Knicks
3. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
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