Deron Williams slips to No. 10 in ESPN's NBA player rankings

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Deron Williams is still a top-10 player, according to ESPN's player rankings, but he's slipped one spot over the last year. The rankings, based on ratings from 104 of ESPN's NBA experts, bumped Williams down from from No. 9. He's the best player in the Atlantic Division, but the fourth best point guard according to the rankings, behind Chris Paul (4), Derrick Rose (5) and Russell Westbrook (9).

All five Nets starters are in the top 84, but then there's quite a drop-off, making it clear that ESPN's pundits do not think much of the Brooklyn bench. Travis Outlaw (No. 348) and Johan Petro (No. 397) would each rank 11th if they were still Nets.

Of the 12 Brooklyn veterans, eight moved down in the rankings and four moved up.

Here's the full list of Nets rankings...

No. 10: Deron Williams (down from 9)

No. 33: Joe Johnson (down from 32)

No. 60: Brook Lopez (down from 51)

No. 70: Gerald Wallace (down from 48)

No. 84: Kris Humphries (up from 145)

No. 148: Marshon Brooks (up from 347)

No. 230: C.J. Watson (up from 258)

No. 237: Reggie Evans (up from 244)

No. 249: Josh Childress (down from 175)

No. 254: Andray Blatche (down from 147)

No. 415: Mirza Teletovic

No. 417: Tyshawn Taylor

No. 418: Jerry Stackhouse (down from 359)

No. 486: Tornike Shengelia

Unranked: Keith Bogans (down from 255)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker