Commentary

#NBArank fact sheet

Updated: October 19, 2011, 1:18 PM ET
By Mark Haubner | Special to ESPN.com

With the #NBArank project now complete, let's take a minute to slice and dice the rankings to show how teams stacked up, plus a few ranking subcategories (position, age and rooks).

TEAM LEADERS

Most Top 50 Players
Boston (4)
Chicago (4)
L.A. Lakers (4)
Dallas (3)
Miami (3)
Memphis (3)
Atlanta (3)
San Antonio (3)

Fewest Top 50 Players
Charlotte (0)
Cleveland (0)
Detroit (0)
Toronto (0)
Utah (0)

Most Top 100 Players
Dallas (7)
Memphis (7)
Portland (7)
Denver (6)
L.A. Lakers (5)
Oklahoma City (5)

Fewest Top 100 Players
Charlotte (0)
Detroit (0)
Cleveland (1)
Toronto (1)
Minnesota (1)

Top 50 Players By Conference
East: 22
West: 28

Top 100 Players By Conference
East: 38
West: 62

Best Average Ranking of Top 10 Players
Dallas (91.5)
Denver (94.4)
Memphis (103.0)
Oklahoma City (116.0)
Phoenix (120.3)

Worst Average Ranking of Top 10 Players
New Jersey (229.6)
Charlotte (218.8)
Minnesota (197.5)
Golden State (189.8)
Cleveland (189.7)

Worst Best Players
D.J. Augustin, CHA (119)
Tayshaun Prince, DET (105)
Anderson Varejao, CLE (85)
Andrea Bargnani, TOR (81)
Al Jefferson, UTA (52)

Best Worst Players
Dominique Jones, DAL (375)
Solomon Jones, IND (389)
Joey Graham, CLE (408)
DeSagana Diop, CHA (417)
Ish Smith, HOU (424)


TEAM-BY-TEAM CAPSULES

(#NBArank in parentheses)

Atlanta | Rankings
High: Al Horford (25)
Low: Keith Benson (495)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 159.1
Top 50: 3
Top 100: 4

Boston | Rankings
High: Rajon Rondo (17)
Low: E'Twaun Moore (458)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 134.3
Top 50: 4
Top 100: 4

Charlotte | Rankings
High: D.J. Augustin (119)
Low: DeSagana Diop (417)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 218.8
Top 50: 0
Top 100: 0

Chicago | Rankings
High: Derrick Rose (8)
Low: Brian Scalabrine (449)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 124.7
Top 50: 4
Top 100: 4

Cleveland | Rankings
High: Anderson Varejao (85)
Low: Joey Graham (408)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 189.7
Top 50: 0
Top 100: 1

Dallas | Rankings
High: Dirk Nowitzki (5)
Low: Dominique Jones (375)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 91.5
Top 50: 3
Top 100: 7

Denver | Rankings
High: Nene (31)
Low: Melvin Ely (439)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 94.4
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 6

Detroit | Rankings
High: Tayshaun Prince (105)
Low: Vernon Macklin (498)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 156.2
Top 50: 0
Top 100: 0

Golden State | Rankings
High: Stephen Curry (38)
Low: Jeremy Lin (467)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 189.8
Top 50: 2
Top 100: 3

Houston | Rankings
High: Kevin Martin (42)
Low: Marcus Cousin (488)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 160.1
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 3

Indiana | Rankings
High: Danny Granger (36)
Low: Solomon Jones (389)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 153.6
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 4

L.A. Clippers | Rankings
High: Blake Griffin (10)
Low: Willie Warren (459)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 155.4
Top 50: 2
Top 100: 3

L.A. Lakers | Rankings
High: Kobe Bryant (7)
Low: Andrew Goudelock (478)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 132.9
Top 50: 4
Top 100: 5

Memphis | Rankings
High: Zach Randolph (20)
Low: Ish Smith (424)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 103.0
Top 50: 3 Top 100: 7

Miami | Rankings
High: LeBron James (1)
Low: Dexter Pittman (437)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 150.1
Top 50: 3
Top 100: 3

Milwaukee | Rankings
High: Andrew Bogut (33)
Low: Jon Leuer (465)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 161.5
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 3

Minnesota | Rankings
High: Kevin Love (16)
Low: Malcolm Lee (429)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 197.5
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 1

New Jersey | Rankings
High: Deron Williams (9)
Low: Orien Greene (484)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 229.6
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 2

New Orleans | Rankings
High: Chris Paul (4)
Low: Patrick Ewing Jr. (485)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 164.0
Top 50: 2
Top 100: 3

New York | Rankings
High: Carmelo Anthony (12)
Low: Josh Harrellson (491)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 181.2
Top 50: 2
Top 100: 3

Oklahoma City | Rankings
High: Kevin Durant (6)
Low: Robert Vaden (499)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 116.0
Top 50: 2
Top 100: 5

Orlando | Rankings
High: Dwight Howard (2)
Low: DeAndre Liggins (479)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 145.1
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 3

Philadelphia | Rankings
High: Andre Iguodala (34)
Low: Lavoy Allen (500)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 153.3
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 4

Phoenix | Rankings
High: Steve Nash (14)
Low: Garret Siler (492)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 120.3
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 3

Portland | Rankings
High: LaMarcus Aldridge (23)
Low: Chris Johnson (461)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 134.8
Top 50: 2
Top 100: 7

Sacramento | Rankings
High: Tyreke Evans (47)
Low: Hassan Whiteside (470)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 167.0
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 2

San Antonio | Rankings
High: Manu Ginobili (18)
Low: Cory Joseph (434)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 137.8
Top 50: 3
Top 100: 3

Toronto | Rankings
High: Andrea Bargnani (81)
Low: Solomon Alabi (497)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 180.5
Top 50: 0
Top 100: 1

Utah | Rankings
High: Al Jefferson (52)
Low: Jeremy Evans (430)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 150.0
Top 50: 0
Top 100: 4

Washington | Rankings
High: John Wall (40)
Low: Lester Hudson (496)
Average Ranking of Top 10 Players: 188.8
Top 50: 1
Top 100: 2


PLAYER SUBCATEGORIES

Top Ranked By Position -- PG (#NBArank in parentheses)
1. Chris Paul (4)
2. Derrick Rose (8)
3. Deron Williams (9)
4. Steve Nash (14)
5. Russell Westbrook (15)

Top Ranked By Position -- SG
1. Dwyane Wade (3)
2. Kobe Bryant (7)
3. Manu Ginobili (18)
4. Joe Johnson (32)
5. Andre Iguodala (34)

Top Ranked By Position -- SF
1. LeBron James (1)
2. Kevin Durant (6)
3. Carmelo Anthony (3)
4. Paul Pierce (21)
5. Rudy Gay (27)

Top Ranked By Position - -PF
1. Dirk Nowitzki (5)
2. Blake Griffin (10)
3. Pau Gasol (11)
4. Amar'e Stoudemire (13)
5. Kevin Love (16)

Top Ranked By Position -- C
1. Dwight Howard (2)
2. Tim Duncan (19)
3. Al Horford (25)
4. Marc Gasol (26)
5. Joakim Noah (29)

Top Ranked Under 25
1. Kevin Durant, 23 (6)
2. Derrick Rose, 23 (8)
3. Blake Griffin, 22 (10)
4. Russell Westbrook, 22 (15)
5. Kevin Love, 23 (16)

Top Ranked Over 30
1. Dirk Nowitzki, 33 (5)
2. Kobe Bryant, 33 (7)
3. Pau Gasol, 31 (11)
4. Steve Nash, 37 (14)
5. Manu Ginobili, 34 (18)

2011 First-Round Draft Picks (listed by #NBArank; actual draft selection in parentheses)
140. Kyrie Irving, CLE (1)
196. Derrick Williams, MIN (2)
253. Enes Kanter, UTA (3)
267t. Brandon Knight, DET (8)
267t. Kemba Walker, CHA (9)
273. Jimmer Fredette, SAC (10)
296. Kawhi Leonard, SAS (15)
301. Bismack Biyombo, CHA (7)
313t. Jonas Valanciunas, TOR (5)
313t. Jan Vesely, WAS (6)
319. Tristan Thompson, CLE (4)
331. Kenneth Faried, DEN (22)
340. Alec Burks, UTA (12)
344. Marcus Morris, HOU (14)
347. Marshon Brooks, NJN (25)
349t. Klay Thompson, GSW (11)
349t. Markieff Morris, PHX (13)
360. Chris Singleton, WAS (18)
380. Jordan Hamilton, WAS (26)
386. Donatas Motiejunas, HOU (20)
391. Nikola Vucevic, PHI (16)
394. Nolan Smith, POR (21)
407. JaJuan Johnson, BOS (27)
413. Norris Cole, MIA (28)
422. Reggie Jackson, OKC (24)
434. Cory Joseph, SAS (29)
440. Iman Shumpert, NYK (17)
442. Jimmy Butler, CHI (30)
447. Tobias Harris, MIL (19)

Top 100 by Nationality
80 -- USA
3 -- France
2 -- Spain
2 -- Argentina
2 -- Brazil
2 -- Italy
1 -- Germany
1 -- Russia
1 -- Canada
1 -- Dominican Republic
1 -- Puerto Rico
1 -- Australia
1 -- Poland
1 -- Great Britain
1 -- Congo

No. 1 Overall Draft Picks
1. LeBron James, 2003
2. Dwight Howard, 2004
8. Derrick Rose, 2008
10. Blake Griffin, 2009
19. Tim Duncan, 1997
33. Andrew Bogut, 2005
40. John Wall, 2010
62. Elton Brand, 1999
81. Andrea Bargnani, 2006
102. Kenyon Martin, 2000
140. Kyrie Irving, 2011
184. Greg Oden, 2007
304. Kwame Brown, 2001
353. Joe Smith, 1995

How The Top 10 Were Acquired
1. LeBron James -- Free agency*
2. Dwight Howard -- Draft
3. Dwyane Wade -- Draft
4. Chris Paul -- Draft
5. Dirk Nowitzki -- Draft**
6. Kevin Durant -- Draft
7. Kobe Bryant -- Draft**
8. Derrick Rose -- Draft
9. Deron Williams -- Trade
10. Blake Griffin -- Draft

* Sign-and-trade
**Draft-day trade

Where The Top 10 Were Drafted
1. LeBron James (1, 2003)
2. Dwight Howard (1, 2004)
3. Dwyane Wade (5, 2003)
4. Chris Paul (4, 2005)
5. Dirk Nowitzki (9, 1998)
6. Kevin Durant (2, 2007)
7. Kobe Bryant (13, 1996)
8. Derrick Rose (1, 2008)
9. Deron Williams (3, 2005)
10. Blake Griffin (1, 2009)

Rankings

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-15 | 16-20 | 21-25 | 26-30 | 31-35 | 36-40 | 41-45
46-50 | 51-60 | 61-70 | 71-80 | 81-90 | 91-100 | 101-120 | 121-140 | 141-160 | 161-180
181-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-500 | Team-by-team