ESPN Ranks all current NBA Players; Morris & Harris

ESPN Ranks all current NBA Players; Morris & Harris

Submitted by mgokev on August 15th, 2011 at 10:19 PM

ESPN has released their rankings of the 500 current NBA players with a rating on a 0 to 10 scale.  Their methodolgy is as follows: 

We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of "the current quality of each player."


To decide which players to rank, we started with every player who played in the league last season, and then eliminated players who had signed overseas contracts that made them ineligible for the 2011-12 NBA season. Then we added the 60 members of the 2011 draft class, eliminating those not likely to play in the NBA by 2012. That left 500 players, according to our best information as of August 15.

Manny Harris comes in with a rating of 2.63/10 good for 405th out of 500.  Darius Morris came in lower at 473 with a rating of 1.84/10 only besting 27 other NBA players according to the panel of experts detailed here.

The rankings of 401-500 can be found here.

Obviously this is all subjective, but hopefully they can prove the so-called experts wrong and make an impact next season.

MBB News and Notes from

MBB News and Notes from

Submitted by MGoShoe on August 15th, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Coach Beilein conducted a Q&A today after practice.  Video available at

  • Lots of emphasis on fast break in practice today.  Given the 25 second clock they'll face in Europe, this is especially important.
  • Stu "very solid" over the past eight days.  Not up and down, consistently good.
  • Colton Christian re-injured his hamstring and is questionable to play during the EuroTour (but will go).  Everyone else is healthy.
  • Looking to get more folks attacking the basket.  Manny's gone - need more to take on this responsibility.
  • Will only play man during the EuroTour.  Haven't had time to put in any other defenses.
  • Really pleased with the team's progress along the learning curve after a week of practice, likes team's attitude.

Extensive observations on today's practice are now available at 

Go there for the whole scoop, but here's the teaser:

The teams looked to be divided into two groups: In maize, those who looked to be in the regular rotation. In blue, those who aren’t there yet. The maize side consisted of: Tim Hardaway Jr., Blake McLimans, Jordan Morgan, Darius Morris, Zack Novak, Stu Douglass, Evan Smotrycz, and Matt Vogrich.  The non-rotation guys: Jon Horford, Corey Person, Eso Akunne, Jordan Dumars, Josh Bartelstein.

Positive reviews: Darius Morris, Stu Douglass, Tim Hardaway, Jr., team chemistry

Then there's this:

One last side note: Laval Lucas-Perry, who was dismissed from the team in June, will transfer to Oakland. He’ll have one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out for a year.

Finally, is reporting that the Big Dog's son, Glenn Robinson, III (2012 recruit) now has a Michigan offer.  His current offer list is Missouri State, IUPUI, Indiana State and Valparaiso, but it's early.  If he does end up at Michigan, the team will include the sons of four NBA players in Robinson, Hardaway, Jordan Dumars and Jon Horford.

When people hear your name they’re going to automatically think of your dad, but can you describe your own game? Is it different? Yeah, he was a little bit bigger, more of a forward and I’m more of a 2 or a 3. I play more on the outside but I still have his shot. I think a lot of people say that I have the same form and everything as him, the midrange game is the same, and I got his outside shot, too. We’re a little bit different because he was a forward but other than that — I can probably dribble better than he could — we’re kind of the same player a little bit.