By Daniel Reynolds
In one sense, NBA rankings are completely meaningless. We are merely humans, unable to predict the future, and forever blind to incoming unforeseen events. Will player X blow out his knee in December? Will the sun explode next week? We just don’t know.
In another sense, NBA rankings are everything — they give fans a reason to get emotional, in both good and bad ways, and give us content writers a way to easily judge how a player (and, collectively, a team) is doing. The more Toronto players on the list suggests something, even if we don’t know what that is yet.
What we do know for sure: the 2018-19 NBA season starts on October 16, which is in less than a month. This means it is definitely time to make these kinds of assessments. To that end, here is the first half of ESPN’s latest edition of their NBA Rank, getting at the top 100 players in the league.
Which Raptors make the list, and where are they? Let’s take a look.
Here’s what ESPN had to say:
The quintessential 3-and-D specialist, Green experienced a drop-off in production due in part to playing the majority of the season with an injured groin. Green now teams with Kawhi Leonard in Toronto, and the duo will give opponents fits on the...