Some changes for current guys
Steph moves from 25 to 15. I begrudgingly have to give his due with this team. Pretty impressive stuff at 34. Two titles as the best player, finally got Finals MVP. Still played elite ball. Had a down year, but still played great in the Finals and playoffs overall.
Giannis moved up 3 spots with another amazing regular season. If Middleton doesn't get hurt they go to the Finals and I truly believe that.
Chris Paul drops 2 spots. Harsh for one series, but that was such a stinker I had to do it.
Klay moved up one spot to 46. He wasn't "KLAY" but still third best player on a Finals team.
Westbrook dropped to 78. His inability to accept being a role player was some of the most selfish, unbelievably, naive mindsets I've ever seen from an NBA player. He goes down five spots.
Jokic moves up 12 spots to #86 and I will imagine he will get in the top 50 in 3-4 years.
Congrats to Joel Embiid for making it on the list and debuting at #87. He will probably be top 50 if he stays healthy.
Congrats to Jayson Tatum for being #98. Might be a little early for him but he was amazing this year and despite a terrible Finals I am doing a little projecting. He hit my five year minimum.
Devon Booker was going to have a chance but blew it.
Luka will definitely be in there after next year for sure (he's going top 75 probably immediately).
I dropped Harden down to 49. He quit on another team, he sucked when he got traded and once again no showed in the playoffs.
Dave Bing and Ben Wallace are no longer in the top 100...it was tough for two Pistons but Ben wasn't enough offensively and surprisingly had a short prime and Dave Bing, while solid and unfortunately on some terrible teams, just didn't have enough of an overall impact to keep his spot.