Which NBA teams are the best in the world?
NBA players are ranked in terms of their overall player quality, which is determined by a formula based on a player’s scoring, defensive impact and ability to shoot the ball.
Here are the top-10 in terms on the offensive and defensive boards and steals per game.1.
Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics (4th, 5.7)2.
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (4, 4.7), LeBron James and Kyrie James are both NBA players who have scored at least 20 points per game, but have shot below 40 percent from the field.
James is the only player to rank higher than the No. 3 spot on this list, and he’s also the only one to rank in the top five.
The Cavs rank third in the league in offensive rebounding.3.
James Harden, Houston Rockets (5, 3.5), Harden is also the league leader in scoring and assists per game and has the third-most steals.
He ranks fourth on this ranking in defensive rebounds per game but is tied for 13th in points per contest.4.
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (7, 4), Lillard is the top scorer in the NBA, with 29.4 points per 100 possessions.
The Blazers rank second in the NFL in total defense (98.2 yards per game) and third in points allowed per 100 offensive possessions.5.
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs (8, 4)6.
LeBron Curry, Golden State Warriors (9, 4).
Curry has played his best basketball in the postseason.
He is a five-time MVP winner and is averaging 28.8 points and 10.4 assists per contest, the best marks in the game.7.
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Blazers (8.5, 6), Aldridge is one of the most efficient scorers in the draft class.
He’s shooting 44.3 percent from three and is shooting 49.7 percent from long range.
Aldridge ranks second on this measure in offensive rebounds per 100 possession and is second in assists per 100 defensive possessions.8.
Anthony Davis, Memphis Grizzlies (9.2, 8), Davis is the highest-scoring guard in the class with 16.4 per game on average.
Davis is averaging 22.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game for the Grizzlies.9.
Dwight Howard, Washington Wizards (9)10.
Pau Gasol, Memphis Gasol (9), Gasol is one the top scoring guards in the Draft class.
The Grizzlies are in a playoff position and have a chance to make it to the NBA Finals.
Gasol ranks first in offensive rebound percentage and second in defensive rebound percentage.11.
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder (10, 8)12.
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers (10.5)13.
Kevin Love, Toronto Raptors (11.3)14.
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons (12.5).
Drummond is the league’s top rebounder and is also one of five players in the Top 10 in points, assists and blocks per 100 field goal attempts.15.
Damian Jones, Minnesota Timberwolves (12)16.
Andre Iguodala, Phoenix Suns (12), Iguodaala is the leading scorer in this draft class and is a top-five scorer in terms the number of rebounds per contest and the number assists per conference game.
He also ranks in the bottom three in scoring, steals and field goal percentage.17.
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas City Royals (12, 12)18.
James Young, Miami Heat (12-13)19.
Kawann Short, Detroit Bucks (12).
Short is the third player in this Draft class to lead the league with at least 100 points per night.
He has also played his worst basketball.20.
Devin Booker, New York Knicks (13, 12), Booker has been playing better than expected in his second NBA season.
He leads the league averaging 14.7 points, 10.9 assists and 3.2 blocks per contest for the Knicks.21.
James Johnson, Brooklyn Nets (13.6)22.
Jamal Murray, Phoenix Phoenix (14)23.
Marcus Smart, Utah Jazz (15)24.
Isaiah Canaan, Atlanta Hawks (15-16)25.
Isaiah Cousins, Utah Pelicans (15, 15)26.
Jamal Crawford, Houston Clippers (15.3-16.4)27.
Justin Anderson, Golden States Warriors (15.)28.
James Ennis, Oklahoma Pelicans (16.5-16-17)29.
Markelle Fultz, Washington (16-18)30.
Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver Nuggets (16)31.
Justin Jackson, New Orleans Pelicans (17)32.
Aaron Gordon, Indiana Pacers (17-18, 17)33.
Isaiah Taylor, Portland Magic (17, 18)34.
Tyus Jones, Atlanta Falcons (18-