2014 NBA Player Rankings 26-30

For the fourth straight year, ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network are ranking every NBA player and counting them down on Twitter (@ESPNNBA) from No. 500 to No. 1.

We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to predict the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming NBA season. This includes both the quality and the quantity of his expected contributions, combined in one overall rating.

As the rankings are announced, you also can find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.

The players on our list keep getting better and better. We're counting down five more players today, revealing them one at a time on Twitter. We'll continue the countdown until Oct. 28, opening night in the NBA. Today we roll out players 26 through 30.

The Hawks had the third-best win percentage (.552) in the Eastern Conference before Al Horford's season-ending injury on Dec. 26. They had the 10th-best win percentage (.415) after that.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)



Goran Dragic | @Goran_Dragic
Phoenix Suns | SG | Age: 28 | 2013 rank: #107

Goran Dragic led the NBA in points per play on pick-and-roll ball-handler plays (0.984) among players with at least 500 plays.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)



Derrick Rose | @drose
Chicago Bulls | PG | Age: 26 | 2013 rank: #9

Derrick Rose has played only 49 regular-season games since winning the 2010-11 MVP award. Only Michael Jordan (retired after 1998 season) and Bill Walton (14) played fewer games in the next three seasons after winning the MVP award, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)



Kyle Lowry | @Klow7
Toronto Raptors | PG | Age: 28 | 2013 rank: #78

Kyle Lowry averaged career highs in points per game (17.9), assists per game (7.4) and rebounds per game (4.7) last season. He is one of two players in Raptors history to average 17-7-4 in a season (Damon Stoudamire, three times).
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)



Andre Drummond | @AndreDrummondd
Detroit Pistons | C | Age: 21 | 2013 rank: #54

Andre Drummond averaged 13.2 rebounds per game, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to average at least 13. The only other player to do so in his age-20 season was Shaquille O'Neal in 1992-93.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)