Earlier this week, ESPN.com released players #181-200 from their rankings of the 500 NBA players (The exercise is titled #NBArank) who are most valuable to their team for the 2012-13 season. One hundred and four different basketball experts ranked the players based on a scale of 0-to-10. Some of you may remember that prior to last season these same “experts” ranked Sixers forward Lavoy Allen as the very worst player in the NBA (#500), only to apologize to Lavoy during his incredible playoff performance against Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics.
With ESPN.com’s #NBA rank receiving a great deal of attention in its second year, we thought it would be a good idea to look at where some of the 76ers have appeared in the ranking so far and make a few predictions for where the remaining members of the 7-6 will be popping up on the list.
Below are the rankings for the Sixers players who have already appeared on the 2012-13 #NBArank list:
#182 – Forward, Dorell Wright, 30 spot dip from last year’s rankings
#232 – Forward, Lavoy Allen, 268 spot leap from last year’s rankings
#332 – Center, Kwame Brown, 28 spot dip from last year’s rankings
#375 – Guard, Royal Ivey, 43 spot leap from last year’s rankings
#400 – Forward, Arnett Moultrie, first year in the rankings