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  1. Last Year's Summer League Player Rankings

    Henry Abbott

    By Maurice Brooks New York's Nate Robinson was named the best player at summer league last year, while Seattle's Kevin Durant was 17th (what was I thinking?). We all know how their success in Vegas translated into the regular season. Here i...

    Blog | July 18, 2008
  2. Thursday Zephyrs

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer I'm going to have to make this quick, because I'm working "hard" on making tomorrow's player rankings less craptacular, so we'll only link to two things: Trey from the Blowtorch with an interesting post abou...

    Blog | January 25, 2007
  3. Cheers For Now

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer I didn't get to post as much as I'd like, I'm sick as a dog and have Player Rankings to finish, but I'd like to thank everyone for their patience today, and for being so sweet with the comments and emails. My gift to yo...

    Blog | December 14, 2006
  4. John Hollinger's Updated PER Stats

    Henry Abbott

    The good news is that ESPN is making John Hollinger's much-admired player rankings constantly updated for ESPN Insider members. The bad news is that some great players didn't make the list, and Jason Kidd is aging right before your eyes (45th in the ...

    Blog | December 15, 2005
  5. LeBron James for Postseason MVP?

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says LeBron James has been the best player so far in the playoffs, so why is James second in Thorpe's playoff MVP rankings?...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  6. Top-Ranked Sophomores

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis is the best player in the NBA's sophomore class, but he's injured at the moment. That created a sophomore-ranking dilemma between Blazer Damian Lillard and Piston Andre Drummond, who vied for the top spot....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  7. HGH tests coming to basketball, too?

    Henry Abbott

    In December, Rep. Elijah Cummings called it "incredibly ridiculous" that the NFL does not test for human growth hormone (HGH), lamenting years of stalling tactics from the players union. Cummings, from Maryland, is the ranking Democrat on a committee...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  8. Sorry, Lavoy

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesWe called Lavoy Allen the 500th best player in the NBA. We were wrong. During the great lockout of 2011,'s NBA team put together a fun little project, which was ranking every player in the NBA. We did...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  9. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A peek at the Nuggets' cap savings from the Carmelo Anthony trade. This version of events is different than many out there, because it accounts for the salary the various players have already been paid this season. A ranking of the best players eve...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  10. The 20th best rookie in summer league

    Henry Abbott

    According to David Thorpe's rankings (Insider) the 20th best rookie in summer league was the second overall pick, Evan Turner: Turner was, at best, a poor player in Orlando compared to any reasonable expectation -- not locked in, bad body language a...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  11. DeMarcus Cousins vs. NBA player development

    Henry Abbott

    By just about every measure out there (including John Hollinger's, and the private statistical rankings of three NBA teams) Kentucky big man DeMarcus Cousins was the most productive player in the NCAA last year and is the guy who projects as the best...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  12. PER on Trial

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger's Player Efficiency Rating PER has been in heavy rotation on the last couple of days (today with new Value Added and Estimated Wins added rankings, yesterday with a case for LeBron James as MVP). And yet the existence of P...

    Blog | March 25, 2009
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Amazing amazing amazing video of Rocket players imitating Dikembe Mutombo. Via Odenized. Blogger MVP rankings have been going on for a while, and LeBron James is winning at this point. Kobe Bryant is second, Chris Paul is third, and Kevin Garnett is...

    Blog | March 11, 2008
  14. Testing John Hollinger

    Henry Abbott

    E-mail from Mark (in response to this previous post about John Hollinger's rankings): Remember your post about Hollinger's rankings for NBA players? You seemed rather dubious of its fantasy value, so I decided to try an experiment and see if your s...

    Blog | November 06, 2006
  15. John Hollinger Ranks Every Player

    Henry Abbott

    I have no idea how valuable these rankings will prove to be. In a year, if teams stacked with his high-ranking players have done really well, next year I promise to get really into it. But for now, I'll just say that Houston's Chuck Hayes is ranke...

    Blog | October 17, 2006
  16. ProTrade Rookie Rankings

    Henry Abbott

    These rankings are designed to help you "invest" in players like stocks. It ranks the rookies using a fancy formula of dividends earned / minutes played. The main reason to look at it is to see that a lot of undrafted players rank very well (Sarunas ...

    Blog | February 09, 2006