A traditional off-season exercise, the famous rankings and top 10 players are flourishing on the web. The HoopsHype site, for example, reveals its rankings drop by drop, and the one on the best rear makes people talk …
Ah, the famous rankings. Subjective tradition par excellence, they never fail to agitate fans and provoke strong reactions when players are judged too low. A few days ago, already, the HoopsHype site was talked about for its top 10 of the best current leaders, widely criticized by Internet users on the networks.
Rebelote this time, with the rear program. James Harden sits at the top of the list (although he is now rather a leader according to Kyrie Irving), while Bradley Beal and Devin Booker completed the podium. Here is the entire list below:
https://t.co/2EtjT5GLsG’s top 10 SGs in the NBA for the 2021-22 season:
1) James Harden
2) Bradley Beal
3) Devin Booker
4) Donovan Mitchell
5) Zach LaVine
6) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
7) CJ McCollum
8) Klay Thompson
9) Caris LeVert
10) RJ Barrett
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 30, 2021
As always, everything is obviously open to debate, but the place of Klay Thompson necessarily crystallizes the attention. Yes, the Splash Bro is back from two years in the closet, but his combo “elite defender + all-time shooter” could have earned him a slightly higher position without it causing a scandal. It has not happened.
Among the other lessons to be learned, we can note the beautiful place of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. In great progress, however, SGA has not yet been able to show that he can contribute as a top option in a winning team, hence the astonishment of some fans to see him placed in a very nice 6th place, two rows ahead of Klay Thompson.
In the background of the ranking, Caris LeVert and RJ Barrett can see this unofficial nomination as nice encouragement. The New Yorker was revealed last year after a more delicate rookie season, while LeVert, recovered from his serious health problem, has everything to have a blast and to bring a much-needed offensive going to the Pacers.
Eighth position in the ranking of the best full-backs and no more for Klay Thompson: justified or severe? In your opinion.