NBA D-League Player Rankings Week 14
After a brief All-Star hiatus, the weekly rankings are back in full force, and may look completely different than previous weeks given the flurry of call-ups within the last several days.
Call-ups include Briante Weber and Johnny O’Bryant (Charlotte Hornets), Ryan Kelly and Lamar Patterson (Atlanta Hawks), Reggie Williams (New Orleans Pelicans), David Nwaba (Los Angeles Lakers), Hollis Thompson (New Orleans Pelicans), Chasson Randle (New York Knicks), Quinn Cook and Ben Bentil (Dallas Mavericks), Isaiah Taylor (Houston Rockets), and Axel Toupane (Milwaukee Bucks).
How do the player rankings work?
Each of our site contributors fills out a ballot ranking the Top-15 prospects in the D-League (with the exception of draft-and-stash players as their rights are held exclusively by an NBA team). A No. 1 ranking earns 15 points, No. 2 receives 14 and so forth. The Top-10 players with the highest cumulative ranking make the cut each week.
Several new faces cracked the Top-10 for the first time this season in lieu of several players earning call-ups this past week.
Anthony Brown (Erie BayHawks) was voted our No. 1 prospect for the first time this season, while Jalen Jones made the greatest leap this week in player rankings from sixth overall into our top three.
Meanwhile, NBA veteran Jordan Crawford (Grand Rapids Drive) broke through into the Top-10 rankings for the first time this season and came in at sixth overall heading into the home stretch of the D-League regular season.
|1.||Anthony Brown||Erie BayHawks||20.9||5.6||3.2||3.|
|2.||Keith Benson||Sioux Falls Skyforce||20.5||10.7||0.7||1.|
|3.||Jalen Jones||Maine Red Claws||21.9||9.0||2.2||6.|
|4.||Vander Blue||Los Angeles D-Fenders||24.9||4.6||2.7||2.|
|5.||Pierre Jackson||Texas Legends||27.2||4.1||7.3||N/A|
|6.||Jordan Crawford||Grand Rapids Drive||22.8||3.4||3.5||N/A|
|7.||Manny Harris||Texas Legends||26.2||7.6||4.0||9.|
|8.||Elijah Millsap||Northern Arizona Suns||19.2||8.1||3.9||8.|
|9.||Ray McCallum||Grand Rapids Drive||17.8||6.0||7.5||N/A|
|10.||Eric Moreland||Canton Charge||13.8||11.7||2.6||5.|
Several players were on the cusp of our Top-10 rankings including Shawn Long (Delaware 87ers), Patrick Miller (Sioux Falls Skyforce), and Kevin Murphy (Grand Rapids Drive).