BSOTS Positional Rankings - RESULTS

Results are in


Point Guards

  1. Chris Paul (1.6)
  2. Derrick Rose (2.6)
  3. Deron Williams ( 2. 9)
  4. Steve Nash (3.7)
  5. Russell Westbrook (5.2)

Honorable Mention (in order of votes): LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, Andre Miller

Shooting Guards

  1. Dwyane Wade (1.4)
  2. Kobe Bryant (1.6)
  3. Manu Ginobili (3.8)
  4. Joe Johnson (4.4)
  5. Andre Iguodala (5.1)

Honorable Mention (in order of votes): Kevin Martin, James Harden, Monta Ellis, Brandon Roy

Small Forwards

  1. Kevin Durant (1.4)
  2. Lebron James (1.6)
  3. Carmelo Anthony (3.8)
  4. Paul Pierce (4.8)
  5. Danny Granger (4.9)

Honorable Mention (in order of votes): Luol Deng, Gerald Wallace, Grant Hill, Andre Iguodala, Rudy Gay, Shawn Marion

Power Forwards

  1. Dirk Nowitzki (1.1)
  2. Amare Stoudemire (2.1)
  3. Pau Gasol (4.0)
  4. Zach Randolph  (4.1)
  5. Blake Griffin (4.4)

Honorable Mention (in order of votes): LaMarcus Aldridge, Lamar Odom, Josh Smith, Chris Bosh


  1. Dwight Howard (1.0)
  2. Al Horford (3.8)
  3. Andrew Bogut (4.5)
  4. Joakim Noah (4.8)
  5. Marc Gasol (4.9)

Honorable Mention (in order of votes): Andrew Bynum, Tyson Chandler, Nene Hilario, Marcin Gortat, Amare Stoudemire, Pau Gasol, Tim Duncan


Some semi-interesting notes:

  • Seems pretty obvious, but Dwight Howard was the only consensus #1 at his position. Dirk almost got there, but had one 2nd place vote.
  • The race for the #1 shooting guard and small forward were the closest with both Durant and DWade receiving 2 extra 1st place votes. Remember those LeBron vs. Kobe commercials debating who the best player in the league was? Guess those times are over.
  • Even with the obvious bias that comes with ranking players on a team blog, we only ended up with the 4th best PG and that's it.
  • Sorry SNQP and flagsuns, including Hakim Warrick on any top 5 ranking that isn't "NBA player most likely to be blown over by a gust of wind" gets your ranking omitted.
  • Former Suns who made the list include Amare Stoudemire (#2 PF) and Joe Johnson (#4 SG).
  • Future 2012 free agents who made the list were ,, Dwight Howard (#1 C)
  • All five of the top point guards will be free agents in 2012. Steve Nash (#4 PG) will be an unrestricted FA, Chris Paul (#1 PG) and Deron Williams (#3 PG) both have player options, and both Derrick Rose (#2 PG) and Russell Westbrook (#5 PG) will have qualifying offers.
  • The only other 2012 FA on the list is Dwight Howard (#1 C). Marc Gasol (#5 C) is a FA right now.
  • 12 of the 30 teams in the league don't have a top 5 player at their positions (Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Minnesota, Portland, Sacramento, Toronto, Utah, and Washington).
  • 7 of the 30 teams have 2 players that made the list (Atlanta, Chicago, LA Lakers, Memphis, Miami, New York, and Oklahoma City)
Thanks to everyone who posted their rankings. To everyone else, I stick my tongue out at you. I'll leave it with a poll.
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