If you’re still a travel trap from the 2019-20 NBA season, you aren’t alone. Everyone’s watch is out of control. It’s December and we’re just starting a training camp as we prepare for a 72-match race in an effort to ensure the normal NBA calendar resumes next year.
However, some things never change: The NBA is full of drama (Where will James Harden actually be traded?), And CBS Sports are here for you with our annual list of the top 100 players for the 2020-21 season. It is the gift that keeps on giving.
There are two things to keep in mind: This list represents the average individual rating of the eight Staff Writers. It’s also a projection for the upcoming season, which means that the player’s ranking is based on our best collective guess of future performance, although past performances have a lot to do with this speculation.
Example: I’ll tell you now that I think our crew got it wrong Not including Andrew Wiggins In the top 100 I personally ranked him 49th, and I think anyone who didn’t vote for him inside the top 100 is putting too much weight on past performance. His situation has changed, and I believe his future performance will reflect this change in an important way.
Another note: Players expected to miss the entire 2020-21 season were not eligible to make this list. You won’t see Clay Thompson’s name.
However, you’ll see the name Kevin Durant, because playing NBA matches last season was not required. Once again, this is a projection of the 100 best players of the season. The juniors were eligible, although I’ll tell you in advance that none of them made the cut.
And that, I think, just covers it. It is not rocket science. It is a list. So lets get it. Let the argument begin.