The good people over at Sports Illustrated are counting down the top 100 players in the NBA and, assuming Anthony Davis is inside the top 10, which has yet to be announced, there are nine Wildcats on the list. That’s almost 10 percent of the league for those of you keeping score at home.
DeMarcus Cousins is the highest ranked so far, coming in at No. 12 in the rankings. John Wall and Karl-Anthony Towns are also top 25 players, ranked No. 17 and 23 respectively.
Here’s the Cats’ rankings:
100. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
98. Brandon Knight, Pheonix Suns
88. Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City Thunder
84. Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers
49. Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns
23. Karl-Anthony Towns
17. John Wall, Washington Wizards
12. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
We’ll learn Anthony Davis’ ranking when the top 10 players are announced later today or tomorrow, whenever SI.com decides to do so.
*** UPDATE ***
The top 10 is out:
10. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
9. Paul George, Indiana Pacers
8. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
7. James Harden, Houston Rockets
6. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
5. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
4. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
3. Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers