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    Default ESPN #NBARank - Guess the Raptors rankings

    ESPN will be conducting it's Player Rankings (#NBARank) next week. For fun let's guess who the top 14 Raptors will be in order. If you want you can put a player ranking beside them but that might be too difficult to determine with 450+ players in the NBA.

    Here were the rankings from last year:

    Gay - 32
    Lowry - 51
    DeRozan - 112
    Augustine - 147
    Fields - 164
    Hansborough - 174
    Novak - 176
    Amir - 207
    JV - 234
    Daye - 245
    Gray - 287
    Ross - 307
    Acy - 448
    Buycks - unranked

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    Here is my guess:

    Gay
    Lowry
    DeRozan
    Hansborough
    Amir
    JV
    Novak
    Daye
    Fields
    Gray
    Augustine
    Ross
    Acy
    Buycks

    I don't think ESPN will give JV (nor Amir) the love they deserve. Novak coming from NY will probably raise his stock, as will Hansborough coming from Indiana.

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    Gay
    Lowry
    Derozan
    Amir
    Jv
    Hansborough
    Novak
    Ross
    Fields
    Augustine
    Gray
    Acy
    Buycks

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    My guesses below with approx rank

    Gay - ~45
    Lowry - ~85
    DeRozan - ~90
    JV - ~110
    Amir - ~150
    Hansborough - ~190
    Novak - ~190
    Ross - ~200
    Fields - ~250
    Augustine - ~260
    Acy - ~270
    Daye - ~270
    Gray - ~290
    Buycks ~350

    Some comments:
    - People want to write off last year of Landry as an injury .. but lets not forget how historically bad he was. I wouldnt be surprised if hes one of the biggest droppers in this whole thing
    - JV had a very good summer league .. expect him to move up a lot (maybe not enough to get his full due .. but a lot)
    - Lowry drops quite a bit .. he had a lot of buzz going into last year and was mostly a disappointment. Not that hes a bad player .. but people were projecting a lot more
    Last edited by mountio; Sat Sep 14th, 2013 at 05:10 PM.

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    Summer league doesn't count. You get 10 fouls.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Summer league doesn't count. You get 10 fouls.
    NBARank is voted on by a huge panel of various basketball writers. Perception is what matters, so anything that affects how people see him "counts".

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    Quote tkfu wrote: View Post
    NBARank is voted on by a huge panel of various basketball writers. Perception is what matters, so anything that affects how people see him "counts".
    exactly. People arguably saw more of JV in summer league than last year when most Americans could care less about the Raps games ..

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    Quote tkfu wrote: View Post
    NBARank is voted on by a huge panel of various basketball writers. Perception is what matters, so anything that affects how people see him "counts".
    Exactly, 10 fouls in a game is too many.

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    If it's ESPN writers, I bet Gay slips a shit-ton. They've just been steady hating on him all offseason

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    Quote Buyckshot wrote: View Post
    If it's ESPN writers, I bet Gay slips a shit-ton. They've just been steady hating on him all offseason
    Yep, i expect the same. You can at least double his last year's rank.

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    I guess:

    Lowry - 60s
    Gay - late 60s / 70s
    Amir - 80-100
    JV - 80-100
    DeRozan - 100-120
    Novak - 150-200
    Hansborough - 200-250
    Ross - 200-250
    Augustine - 300+
    Fields - 300+
    Gray - 300+
    Daye - 400+
    Acy - 400+
    Buycks - 400+

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    Related: three Raptors in SI's top 100 NBA players list: Amir at 84, Kyle at 81 and Rudy at 64. Jonas made the "tough choices to exclude" list. Super unlikely that DeMar is in the top 50, to put it lightly.

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    Buycks is the first Raptor up:


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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Buycks is the first Raptor up:


    435 is already higher than OP had him projected.
    1-0 Raptors Fans. Haha
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    435 is already higher than OP had him projected.
    1-0 Raptors Fans. Haha
    If you mean the first post, those were last year's results.

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    Quote BobLoblaw wrote: View Post
    If you mean the first post, those were last year's results.
    ... Hrmm.. Touche sir ... That'll teach me to post in between working.. Haha
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    So far 13 out of 14 Raptors are within the top 375... not bad, I know it doesn't mean much, but hey, makes you look forward to the rest of the ranking that much more!

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    as a side bet, can we see who has fallen the furthest? i think Mr Kardashian....no, the other Mr Kardashian, has it sewn up

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    Royce White is #500. Coming out of a great year at Iowa State, drafted 16th by the Rockets, even with the mental health history I did not foresee RW not playing a single minute in his rookie NBA season. His salary was dumped in a trade to the tanking 76ers, he did not play summer league this year, and he is now charged with assaulting his girlfriend in Houston.

    He could make a fresh start this season and kick start his pro career but the fear of flying and mental health care issues are things that don't tend to sort themselves out and get better overnight. On the bright side, his NBA salary is guaranteed for one more season.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Royce White is #500. Coming out of a great year at Iowa State, drafted 16th by the Rockets, even with the mental health history I did not foresee RW not playing a single minute in his rookie NBA season. His salary was dumped in a trade to the tanking 76ers, he did not play summer league this year, and he is now charged with assaulting his girlfriend in Houston.

    He could make a fresh start this season and kick start his pro career but the fear of flying and mental health care issues are things that don't tend to sort themselves out and get better overnight. On the bright side, his NBA salary is guaranteed for one more season.
    I grew to hate Royce White, he's a douche, who didn't do his job which he was paid to do and got mad when people called him out for it, he even didnt stay in shape and practice on a constant basis, anxiety is not an excuse not to try

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