Rank 'Em: NBA's best players

Created: July 19, 2010, 11:37 AM

Where does Kevin Durant rank?

Who are the best of the best in the NBA?

It's difficult to sort out the exact value of the best players in professional basketball, but that hasn't stopped teams from shelling out big bucks in an effort to add or keep one or more of them this summer. When the Miami Heat added LeBron James, did it give them two of the three best players in the game? Two of the five best?

Take a look at the 15 stars below and help us figure out just which players really are the best of the best in the NBA.

  • Carmelo Anthony
    Denver Nuggets
  • Chris Bosh
    Miami Heat
  • Kobe Bryant
    Los Angeles Lakers
  • Tim Duncan
    San Antonio Spurs
  • Kevin Durant
    Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Pau Gasol
    Los Angeles Lakers
  • Dwight Howard
    Orlando Magic
  • LeBron James
    Miami Heat
  • Steve Nash
    Phoenix Suns
  • Dirk Nowitzki
    Dallas Mavericks
  • Chris Paul
    New Orleans Hornets
  • Rajon Rondo
    Boston Celtics
  • Amare Stoudemire
    New York Knicks
  • Dwyane Wade
    Miami Heat
  • Deron Williams
    Utah Jazz