There are a lot of basketball shoes on sale these days.
But the sport has also come to define the sneaker industry.
So it’s a good time to ask how to identify and rank NBA prospects.
The NBA is a sport where players and coaches are paid, players can sign with teams, players are often paid in millions of dollars, and the league is so big, it’s hard to measure it.
But the data is there, and it’s useful.
Here’s what you need to know to spot some of the best prospects in the league.1.
Bryant Bryant is the most coveted prospect in the NBA.2.
Mitch McGary is the only player to ever average 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals a game.3.
Marvin Bagley III is the third-most valuable prospect in basketball.4.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is the first player in NBA history to average 25 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals a night.5.
Tyson Chandler is the best rebounder in the history of the NBA and is currently ranked fifth.6.
Klay Thompson is the fifth-best shooter in NBA basketball history.7.
LeBron James is the sixth-best scoring guard in NBA History.8.
Stephen Curry is the 10th-best all-around player in basketball history and is now ranked second-most efficient player.9.
Marcus Camby is the highest-paid player in the world.10.
Derrick Rose is the second-highest-paid guard in the History of the Basketball League, and is one of the league’s highest-priced players.11.
Dwyane Wade is the league leader in rebounds, assists and steals.12.
Lamar Odom is the reigning MVP of the 2016-17 NBA season and is ranked the second highest-paying player in history.13.
Wade is the fourth-highest paid player in sports history, and ranks fourth in average salary per game.14.
J.R. Smith is the all-time leader in steals and blocks, and ranked fourth in assists.15.
James Harden is the NBA leader in scoring and has the fourth most steals in league history.16.
Anthony Davis is the top-paid power forward in history and ranked third in average per game salary.17.
Kevin Durant is the last player to score at least 20 points and 15 rebounds in a season.18.
Damian Lillard is the leader in blocks and has a team-leading 11.5 blocks per game, and has one of only three players in NBA All-Star history to lead the league in assists and blocks.19.
LaMarcus Aldridge is the youngest player in league and has played in three All-NBA games.20.
Paul Pierce is the leading scorer in NBA and ranks second in average points per game and fourth in total points.21.
Blake Griffin is the team leader in assists per game at 6.1, and also ranks fifth in steals per game per game (3.9).22.
DeMarcus Cousins is the starting point guard in both the 2016 and 2017 NBA seasons, and currently ranks second-best in the game in both categories.23.
Russell Westbrook is the starter in the 2016 NBA season, and his team-best 23 points against the Dallas Mavericks led the league last season.24.
Andre Drummond is the backup point guard, and averages 16.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals per contest.25.
Tim Duncan is the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, and leads the league with a .933 shooting percentage.26.
Hakeem Olajuwon is the All-Time leading scorer for the United States, and he ranks fifth all-timber.27.
Shane Battier is the MVP of NBA history, ranked second in points, assists, rebounds and steals, and third in the MVP voting.28.
Steve Nash is the oldest player in All-America history, with an average age of 37.29.
Jamal Mashburn is the Most Valuable Player of All-American history, who is currently a member of the All NBA Team.30.
Rudy Gay is the fastest player in NCAA history to reach 4,000 career points, and a member for the first time of the NCAA Tournament All-Tournament Team.31.
Nikola Mirotic is the player who most likely will be the best player in any position for any team in the 2020 NBA season.32.
Pau Gasol is the Sixth Man of the Year.33.
Ethan Happ is the First-Team All-Pac-12 player.34. Chaunce