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NBA's Top 100: Sports Illustrated's list through the years

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Sports Illustrated has released its very popular and highly controversial Top 100 NBA players ranking. The Blazers are not happy about it. DeMar DeRozan and Isaiah Thomas flat out hate it.

You can have a look here at how players have moved up and down in the list since SI put together its first ranking three years ago.

But first, a few takeaways:

* LeBron James has been No. 1 every year. Kevin Durant has been stuck at No. 2 every time…

* Meaning Stephen Curry has yet to crack the Top 2 even after back-to-back MVP awards.

* Only 52 players have made the Top 100 every year. Aside from James and Durant, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook are the only ones in the Top 10 four times in a row.

* DeRozan gets very little love from Sports Illustrated: The Raptors guard’s best ranking is No. 46 (this season). The year he was selected for the All-Star Game for the first time he wasn’t even listed in the Top 100.

* All teams have at least one player in this year’s Top 100 list. There’s five with five players each: Golden State, San Antonio, Cleveland, Boston and Utah.

Key: Players who made the All-Star Game that year in bold.

2014 2015 2016 2017
Steven Adams 40
Arron Afflalo 81
LaMarcus Aldridge 18 12 12 11
Ryan Anderson 57 59 72 89
Giannis Antetokounmpo 100 48
Carmelo Anthony 10 11 15 24
Trevor Ariza 83 65 81
Omer Asik 69 64
Matt Barnes 97
Nicolas Batum 51 43 55 43
Kent Bazemore 90
Bradley Beal 76 62 58
Bismack Biyombo 91
Eric Bledsoe 95 33 33 49
Andrew Bogut 65 76 83
Devin Booker 100
Carlos Boozer 71
Chris Bosh 17 18 22 37
Avery Bradley 72
Kobe Bryant 9 24 54
Jimmy Butler 90 98 18 16
Andrew Bynum 60
Jose Manuel Calderon 70 88
Clint Capela 79
DeMarre Carroll 81 73
Vince Carter 86
Tyson Chandler 27 39 36
Mike Conley 39 32 27 26
DeMarcus Cousins 53 27 14 12
Jamal Crawford 76 86
Jae Crowder 53
Stephen Curry 15 8 4 3
Anthony Davis 41 6 3 8
Luol Deng 55 55 56 60
DeMar DeRozan   61 61 46
Boris Diaw 100
Goran Dragic 88 35 42 61
Andre Drummond 63 37 35 29
Tim Duncan 6 5 11
Kevin Durant 2 2 2 2
Monta Ellis 68 66 57
Tyreke Evans 65 84 58
Kenneth Faried 75 77 86 87
Derrick Favors 87 79 37 28
Evan Fournier 95
Danilo Gallinari 45 62 73 47
Kevin Garnett 28
Marc Gasol 14 16 9 22
Pau Gasol 36 49 40 41
Rudy Gay 64 67 52 80
Paul George 25 20 9
Taj Gibson 75 90
Manu Ginobili 56 41 97
Rudy Gobert 39 33
Aaron Gordon 99
Marcin Gortat 58 63 55
Danny Granger 72
Danny Green 96 96 50 69
Draymond Green 16 13
Blake Griffin 19 10 8 10
James Harden 11 13 5 7
Tobias Harris 78 77
Gordon Hayward 67 57 31 27
Roy Hibbert 23 52 95
George Hill 79 80 56
Jrue Holiday 48 50 59
Rodney Hood 85
Al Horford 22 25 21 18
Dwight Howard 7 9 19 34
Serge Ibaka 29 19 25 42
Andre Iguodala 33 29 44 44
Ersan Ilyasova 61 91
Kyrie Irving 20 21 23 25
Jarrett Jack 99
Reggie Jackson 94 54
LeBron James 1 1 1 1
Al Jefferson 44 26 47
Brandon Jennings 91
Amir Johnson 84 71 89 86
Joe Johnson 59 51 82
Nikola Jokic 78
DeAndre Jordan 38 29 20
Enes Kanter 88
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 85
Andrei Kirilenko 49 85
Brandon Knight 79 98
Kyle Korver 98 74 46 70
Ty Lawson 42 44 51
David Lee 46 60
Kawhi Leonard 37 28 10 6
Damian Lillard 47 22 24 21
Brook Lopez 30 36 38 38
Robin Lopez 82 84 82
Kevin Love 13 7 17 30
Kyle Lowry 81 30 34 14
Ian Mahinmi 76
Shawn Marion 92
Kevin Martin 73 99
Wesley Matthews 72 99 92
OJ Mayo 77
CJ McCollum 50
Khris Middleton 45 39
Paul Millsap 38 34 32 15
Greg Monroe 52 68 48 63
Markieff Morris 64
Donatas Motiejunas 98
Timofey Mozgov 68
Steve Nash 54
Nenê 58 63
Joakim Noah 21 17 43
Nerlens Noel 97 84
Dirk Nowitzki 16 14 28 31
Victor Oladipo 74
Tony Parker 4 15 53
Chandler Parsons 94 56 66 51
Chris Paul 3 3 6 4
Nikola Pekovic 50 48
Paul Pierce 32 46 71
Mason Plumlee 93
Kristaps Porzingis 68
Zach Randolph 35 42 49 64
JJ Redick 82 93 93 59
Rajon Rondo 26 40
Derrick Rose 12 23 60
Ricky Rubio 93 87 87 71
Larry Sanders 43 78
Josh Smith 34 53 96
JR Smith 83 95 96
Tiago Splitter 74 70 74
Lance Stephenson 73
Amare Stoudemire 85
Jeff Teague 78 92 41 57
Isaiah Thomas 90 88 45
Klay Thompson 89 54 26 19
Tristan Thompson 70 52
Karl-Anthony Towns 23
Jonas Valanciunas 80 77 62
Anderson Varejao 66 97
Nikola Vucevic 100 89 67 75
Dwyane Wade 8 20 30 32
John Wall 40 31 13 17
Kemba Walker 94 36
David West 31 47
Russell Westbrook 5 4 7 5
Hassan Whiteside 69 35
Andrew Wiggins 91 67
Deron Williams 24 45 83
Louis Williams 80 92
Marvin Williams 65
Thaddeus Young 62 69 75 66
Cody Zeller 94

 

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