Sports Illustrated revealed their complete rankings for the top 100 players today and seven of the 100 were San Antonio Spurs players.
The San Antonio Spurs finished with four players in the top 50 and one player in the top five. Boris Diaw (No. 100), Danny Green (No. 96), Tiago Splitter (No. 70), Manu Ginobili (No. 41), Kawhi Leonard (No. 28), Tony Parker (No. 15), and Tim Duncan (No.5) all made the cut.
This is especially impressive considering the San Antonio Spurs only have 14 players with guaranteed contracts on their roster. This means half of their roster is considered to be in the NBA’s top 100 players by Sports Illustrated!
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The San Antonio Spurs are expected to be one of the NBA best teams this season and Sports Illustrated’s ranking just reaffirmed that notion.
Six teams finished tied for second behind the Spurs in terms of number of players that made SI’s top 100 list. Those teams were the Bulls, the Clippers, the Pelicans, the Blazers, the Wizards,and the Warriors. Each of those teams finished with five players in the top 100.
Other notables were the Thunder finishing with two top five players, Russell Westbrook (No. 4) and Kevin Durant (No. 2), and LeBron James finishing as the number one overall player according to Sports Illustrated.
The list in its entirety can be seen here.
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