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

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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)