As we move up the list the decisions on ranking get harder. Some of the greatest players of all time have already been omitted. Here are the next ten on our NBA top 50 countdown.
40. Reggie Miller
One of the greatest shooters of all time. Miller was a sharpshooting dynamo of the 90’s Pacers teams.
39. George Gervin
A gifter scorer Gervin was one of the best players in the 70’s with scoring prowess we think would translate today.
38. Dominique Wilkins
Wilkins , an explosive scorer who spent his career banished to a Hawks team who never got him enough help. He is probably a greater talent than we will ever truly know.
37. Russell Westbrook
Westbrook is arguably one of the most elite athletes of the modern era. He’s accomplished a lot but a ring still eludes him.
36. Patrick Ewing
Arguably a top 5 C all time Ewing had the misfortune of trying to win a championship during Jordan’s prime.
35. James Worthy
Worthy was the third best player on the elite 80’s and early 90’s Lakers
34. Kevin Mchale
A gifted scorer Mchale helped the fuel the Celtic’s and Lakers rivalries of the 80’s
33. John Havliceck
The frontman for the excellent Celtics teams of the 70’s
32. Isiah Thomas
An elite defensive PG known for being part of some great Pistons teams In the 80’s
31. John Stockton
Stockton was one of the greatest playmakers and defenders of all time.
The NBA Top 50 players of all time
When doing a ranking like this it is somewhat subjective however some names are hard to dispute while others are painfully close to the edge.
Here is Basketball Rehab’s updated top 50 NBA players of all time.
50. Artis Gilmore
Gilmore was a ABA superstar turned NBA superstar after the merger. He is one of only four players to lead the league in field goal percentage for at least 4 straight seasons.
49. Tony Parker
Elite defense , a beautiful teardrop floater and the leadership that many teams covet. Parker was the lynchpin of the Spurs championship teams.
48. Bernard King
King is one the best scorers ever and holds the 2nd highest season in PPG after 34 to Michael Jordan.
47. Pete Maravich
An elite point forward and scorer Maravich was one of the most skilled players of the 1970’s
46. Alex English
The star of the resilient 80’s Nuggets teams English is one of only 3 players to score 20,000 points in a decade. The others are Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant.
45. Willis Reed
A double double machine Reed played the 1970 NBA finals on a torn thigh muscle and willed the Knicks to their first championship.
44. Clyde Drexler
Drexler was a superstar that carried multiple very good Blazers teams before teaming up with Hakeem Olajuwon to win a ring in 1995.
43. Vince Carter
A superstar known for his high flying dunks. Carter is the only player in NBA history with at least 2,000 3-pointers and 800 blocks in his career.
42. Paul Pierce
The truth was a lethal scorer for most of his career.
41. Gary Payton
The glove was one of the greatest playmakers and defensive PG’s of all time.
The following is an updated list of all 205 NBA Draft 2020 early entrants
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Testing the waters
League source continues to reiterate that a full NBA season cancellation is a strong possibility. The NBA has until May 10th to find a strategy for at least salvaging the playoffs but our source says league office is not optimistic.
The NBA has also begun negotiations for salary reductions and a contingency for potential salary cap impact. More to come as we receive updates.
The final few days before the deadline and the NBA trade market is picking up steam as the rumor mill buzzes. Here is the latest intel.
Current Heat trade targets include Danilo Gallinari and Jrue Holiday. Heat are considered favorites to land Gallinari.
The Celtics have emerged as a strong contender for Clint Capela via trade.
Despite the Timberwolves strong trade interest in D'Angelo Russell, GS is not committed to executing a trade. Likely would need an overwhelming offer.
One roadblock in Knicks and Warriors Russell trade talks. The Warriors are enamored with Mitchell Robinson.
Knicks trade interest in Drummond is more about Kennard than Drummond himself. Knicks still looking to stock pile assets to flip for an established star.
The Phoenix Suns have also inquired about D'Angelo Russell however the Warriors asking price is high. Knicks might be the only interested team with enough assets to get a deal done.
The Knicks have listened to offers on both Julius Randle and Bobby Portis with preference being to move Portis as trade filler.
The Orlando Magic have strong trade interest in Spencer Dinwiddie, one scenario discussed involved Aaron Gordon to the Nets.
The Magic and Timberwolves are the most interested Dennis Smith Jr trade suitors.
Hawks also showing strong interest in Capela, Rockets aggressively pursuing roster upgrades. Iggy another target with Memphis.
Cavaliers are a possible 3rd team in several trade scenarios discussed. Most Drummond suitors have also expressed some degree of interest in Capela.
For an Andre Drummond trade to get finalized the Pistons are most likely going to have accept either a bad contract or not receiving a 1st round pick. Detroit thus far has insisted on a promising young prospect or 1st round pick.
Andre Drummond trade whispers are picking up. The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets the most interested suitors.
The Rockets have been interested in a Kevin Love trade for some time with Clint Capela and draft compensation being dangled.
At Basketball Rehab we pride ourselves on bringing you the latest trade intel. This could be an exciting deadline with several big names being mentioned.
Here is the latest from what we are hearing:
The Ny Knicks continue to monitor the availability of Damian Lillard, D'Angelo Russell and Chris Paul via trade.
New York is more likely to sell with the RJ Barrett injury if it is serious.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are aggressively pursuing D'Angelo Russell via trade. Confirmed through a league executive who has been approached by Minn about Covington trade. D'Angelo Russell trade would likely include Robert Covington and at least two first round picks.
A team with heavy trade interest in Covington, Houston Rockets, maybe the only team that could offer a package that competes with GS. The 76ers and Mavs also have trade interest.
Allen Crabbe was discussed as the centerpiece of Andre Drummond trade prior to being dealt. Detroit still holding out for draft compensation even if in 2nd round.
The Kings and Hornets have both shown previous trade interest in Andre Drummond and we can confirm have followed up with Detroit recently.
Despite early optimism it is looking less likely a Andre Drummond trade will occur before the trade deadline. Thus far interest has been modest at best and the offers underwhelming.
League source confirms advanced trade talks between Phoenix Suns and GS Warriors. Phoenix believes trading for D'Angelo Russell could lead to domino effect.
The Suns believe that a trade for Russell could be a launching pad to being the favorite to trade for Karl Anthony Towns.
Towns is thought to be unhappy with the poor roster construction and lack of direction in Minnesota. A Karl Anthony Towns trade request could be getting closer.
The Miami Heat have strong trade interest in Jrue Holiday and Lamarcus Aldridge.
Kevin Love has trade interest from the Heat, and Trailblazers.
The Orlando Magic have strong trade interest in Demar Derozan.
The LA Lakers have strong trade interest in Davis Bertans.
1. Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2. Real Madrid
3. FC Barcelona
4. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
5. CSKA Moscow
6. AX Armani Exchange Milan
7. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
8. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
9. Khimki Moscow Region
10. Valencia Basket 8-10
11. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
12. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
13. Olympiacos Piraeus
14. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
15. FC Bayern Munich
16. Zalgiris Kaunas
17. ALBA Berlin
18. Zenit St Petersburg
As we said before we posted our NBL league standings, Basketball Rehab prides ourselves on providing our readers and community with as much value as possible.
With that being said here are our 2019-2020 NBA standings. We will be keeping these updated here as well.
1. Milwaukee Bucks
34 Wins 6 losses
2 Miami Heat
27 wins 11 losses
3. Boston Celtics
25 wins 11 losses
4. Toronto Raptors
25 wins 13 losses
5. Philadelphia 76ers
25 wins 14 losses
6. Indiana Pacers
24 wins 15 losses
7. Orlando Magic
18 wins 21 losses
8. Brooklyn Nets
17 wins 20 losses
15 Wins 26 losses
14 wins 25 losses
13 wins 25 losses
13 wins 26 losses
11 wins 27 losses
New York Knicks
10 wins 27 losses
8 wins 31 losses
1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Denver Nuggets
3. Utah Jazz
4. Houston Rockets
5. LA Clippers
6. Dallas Mavericks
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Memphis Grizzlies
San Antonio Spurs
Portland Trail Blazers
New Orleans Pelicans
Golden State Warriors
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NBL League Standings:
Sydney 14 Wins 6 Losses
Perth 13 Wins 8 Losses
Cairns12 Wins 9 Losses
Melbourne 11 Wins 9 Losses
Adelaide 10 Wins 11 Losses
New Zealand 9 Wins 11 Losses
Brisbane 9 Wins 11 Losses
Phoenix 8 Wins 11 Losses
Illawarra 5 Wins 15 Losses
This summer Anthony Davis will be a free agent again having already declined a 4 year max extension from the LA Lakers. Davis is said to want to explore his options and will meet with several teams. The Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Miami Heat are his top 3 potential suitors. Our intel says the Knicks and Heat both very much interest Davis and signing with them is a strong possibility.
The Knicks would need to fix their PG problem before a meeting would likely be agreed to. Miami needs to clear cap space with limited assets. Chicago is Anthony Davis hometown and playing there alongside Zach Lavine does hold appeal.
The race has started to land Anthony Davis. Can the Lakers keep him?