We’ll sit down once more once the 2022–22 season comes to a finish to give some season overviews. The top NBA players right now are on one of the most eagerly awaited lists. They are important players who are crucial to the present team. The best talented basketball players in the world right now are listed by Scott Fujita. Continue reading to find out!
The top 10 NBA players right now are spread across a variety of positions and groups. Their advantages and data on their performance metrics from the previous season will be analyzed.
#10. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
Power forward, in the middle.
Statistical breakdown for 2020–21: 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.9 blocks, 53.3% FG, and 29.3% 3FG.
LeBron James’ close ally Anthony Davis’ time with the Los Angeles Lakers is going really well. He made a significant contribution to the team’s championship during his first season with them.
Despite the fact that Davis’s power forward’s overall power was compromised by injuries, Davis still produced a respectable offensive performance. As the last line of defense, he can block anything that comes his way.
The most impressive qualities of Anthony Davis are his rapid pace, sure footing, and endurance, which outperform the small forwards attempting to encircle him. Many of Davis’ wonderful moments may also be found on USA TODAY Sports.
#9. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
The point guard position.
2020-21 stats: 38.4% 3FG, 44.5% FG, 29.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 8.0 assists.
In terms of his ability to shoot from beyond the arc this season, Damian Lillard is only second to Stephen Curry. He is too old, 31 years old, to be able to play in the NBA Finals.
This PG rating continues to do a great job during this season. In terms of “clutch” points from the absurd shooting range of 63-58-100, he comes in second.
The Blazers have a 14-5 record in the final five minutes of games with a score that is within these five points of the final score.
#8. Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers
Small Forward, Shooting Guard is the position.
Statistical breakdown for 2020–21: 26.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 51.1% FG, and 38.7% 3FG.
Kawhi Leonard is ranked eighth among the top NBA players right now. This SF has a two-way tackle ability, can be a leading scorer for a title squad, and gets better every year.
Additionally, he was the deciding factor in the Los Angeles Clippers’ postseason run to their first Conference Finals. Leonard had to unfortunately forfeit the remaining playoff games because to an injury sustained in the ALC.
We are still unsure of Kawhi Leonard’s status for the 2021–22 season. If not, it is a regrettable omission.
#7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Place: the center.
30.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 52.1% FG, and 41.6% 3FG are the figures for 2020–21.
Joel Embiid gradually demonstrates his potential to be a significant figure in NBA history. This center leads the postseason after scoring 28.5 points per game on average during the regular season.
In the Philadelphia 76ers’ seven-game winning streak against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, he averaged 30.4 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists. It’s unfortunate that they lost the first game because of a meniscus injury.
When holding the midfield for the best club in the East, this MVP captain is at the top of his game. He has a wide range of offensive skills as well. The 76ers will need an excellent and healthy Embiid if they want to win the NBA title this year.
#6. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
Point guard and small forward positions.
28.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 47.8% FG, and 31.8% 3FG are the figures for 2020–21.
After three seasons, Luka Doncic’s brilliance is no longer a surprise. This 22-year-old point guard is steadily improving and perfecting his capacity to masterfully navigate and control the game’s flow. His outstanding postseason performances over seven games, averaging 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds, nearly advanced the Dallas Mavericks to the second round.
Given his youth, Doncic will have plenty of chances to grow in the future. If Luka can enhance his defense and free throw shooting, the sky will be his limit.
#5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Place: the center.
Statistical breakdown for 2020–21: 27.1 points, 11 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 56.7% FG, 41.8% 3FG.
Nikola Jokic was a crucial component of the Denver Nuggets’ incredible run to the Western Conference Finals despite being in the bubble. This center is also gradually demonstrating his or her strength and influence over a whole season.
Jokic’s coordination abilities are simply amazing, from clutch spikes to clutch shots to long passes to teammates. He shot 50-40-90, averaging a triple-double each time.
Although the Denver Nuggets’ play hasn’t been great this season, Jokic is also not to blame.
#4. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
Power forward and little forward.
29 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 52.4% FG, and 43.4% 3FG are the figures for 2020–21.
Kevin Durant is in the prime of his career at age 33. In the NBA playoffs of 2021, he had an average of 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. 87.1% of Durant’s attempts came from the free throw line.
An ailing Brooklyn Nets team nearly made it to the Eastern Conference Finals thanks to Kevin Durant. His performance was exceptional; in Game 7, he scored 48 burst points.
Kevin Durant returned to MVP parity despite having to miss the entirety of the 2019–20 season and half of the 2020–21 season to detox and cure numerous diseases. A player who earned his third gold medal for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics is once more visible.
The NBA championship for this season is in Durant’s grasp.
#3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
The point guard position.
2020–21 stats: 47% FG, 41.1% 3FG, 29.7 pts, 5.5 rbs, 6.3 asts.
Stephen Curry is still playing better than ever as he enters year 13 of his career.
With an average of 32.0 points per game last season, the all-time best shooter came in second in terms of scoring. As the Golden State Warriors get ready to enter the playoffs, he ranks third on the MVP list as well.
Through the draft and free agency, the Golden State Warriors have also acquired new talent. Thompson’s return to the lineup to back up Curry is another piece of good news. Here, other NBA teams will need to exercise extreme caution.
#2. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
25.8 points, 8 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 50.9% FG, and 35.8% 3FG are the figures for 2020–21.
Even though LeBron James is in his 19th season, he is a familiar figure, and it would be irresponsible if he were not included on our list.
Prior to him and the Lakers crashing the tournament due to an ankle ailment, James was the MVP frontrunner the previous season. He did, however, succeed in guiding LA past Golden State in the Play-In round before suffering a crushing defeat to the Phoenix Suns in the first round. LeBron James was also eliminated from the first round for the first time.
Prior to his incredible 19th season, LeBron is even competing for the top slot, and he has many reasons to retake the throne. James is surrounded by an almost entirely new cast, and his job is to create some noise.
#1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Power forward and little forward.
29 points, 11.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 55.7% FG, and 28.5% 3FG are the figures for 2020–21.
Similar to how his Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Nets in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last season, Giannis defeated Durant. He is deserving of first place because he has won the MVP award twice in a row and the Best Defensive Player honor each of the last two seasons.
Giannis Antetokounmpo elevated himself last season with an NBA Finals MVP title after earning two MVPs. His amazing 7 foot 3 wingspans contribute to his supremacy at both ends. Greek Freak is an NBA champion thanks to his exceptional athleticism, which made him unstoppable in transitions and on defense.