2016-17 NBA Superstar Rankings: The Top 25 Players in the Association Right Now

December 11th, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
The NBA is flooded with talent like never before, and the circumstances of the 2016-17 season have put so much of it on brilliant display.

Russell Westbrook is making triple-doubles look commonplace while he runs the show for the Oklahoma City Thunder. James Harden is posting similarly ridiculous numbers as the engine beneath the hood of the Houston Rockets' high-octane offense. Anthony Davis has taken another leap forward for the New Orleans Pelicans, with other younger stars (including Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyrie Irving) following suit in their respective cities.

The league is so packed, in fact, that there wasn't room enough to fit former stalwarts such as Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Al Horford, Kyle Lowry and Dwight Howard on to a list of the top 25 superstars. Nor was there space to accommodate some of the rising stars (Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Kristaps Porzingis, Andre Drummond, Rudy Gobert) who will be among the NBA's leading lights in the years to come.

Rather than reflect on fading franchise players or look forward to the next generation, let's delve in to the 25 guys who are play ...

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