For the sixth season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA. Who will be the best player this season?
To get the final ranking, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of players.
We asked, "Which player will be better in 2016-17?" To decide, voters had to consider both the quality and the quantity of each player's contributions to his team's ability to win games.
We'll roll out the rest of our top 200 players over the next two days. If you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along, #NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use. You also can follow along @ESPNNBA and on Facebook.
On to the list ...
14. Draymond Green
Insider profile: Golden State wouldn't have reached a championship, a 73-9 record, and back-to-back Finals without Green's fiery leadership. His passion fueled a rise from second-round pick to one of the league's top 10 players. Yet Green can go too far, and the debate about whether his leg kicks were inadvertent or dirty raged throughout the playoffs. Ultimately, Green found himself suspended for a possible closeout game in the NBA Finals, which might have swung the series in Cleveland's favor. Read more »