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Top 10 Best NBA Players Right Now

SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 17:01 IST

#9 Kyrie Irving

Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

This might be the most controversial ranking on this list, but there's a reason why every player, present and past, speaks so highly of Uncle Drew. After all, Allen Iverson himself has commended him for having handles better than his own.

Through the decades, the NBA has become more and more of a platform where point guards can dominate games in an equivalent magnitude as big men did in the years past.

Kyrie Irving is the most skilled isolation player in the game today. There is not one defender in the world who can avoid getting spun around or his ankles taken by this guy. There is something unfathomably brilliant about how routinely he drives to the rim in the wake of an embarrassed defender and finishes through contact from big men planted in the paint precisely to stop those moves.

The real reason why Irving makes this cut is that he's as effective, if not more so, in the playoffs - something really rare for a player at his size. As a pure scorer, Irving is truly second to none, and that alone should be enough to justify his position as a top 10 player in the league.

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Published 01 Aug 2018, 00:30 IST
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