Wiggins unlucky as five Golden State Warriors in Top 100 NBA Player Rankings

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 03: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors high-fives Andrew Wiggins #22 as he walks back to the bench during the fourth quarter of their game against the Houston Rockets at Chase Center on December 03, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 03: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors high-fives Andrew Wiggins #22 as he walks back to the bench during the fourth quarter of their game against the Houston Rockets at Chase Center on December 03, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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The Ringer has released an update to their rankings of the top 100 NBA players, with five members of the Golden State Warriors earning a spot on the list.

Unsurprisingly, Stephen Curry heads the group, seen as the league’s second-best player behind Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s another testament to Curry’s longevity, with he and former teammate Kevin Durant (both 34), the only 30+ year-olds in the top eight.

The Golden State Warriors continue to hold a championship-level squad, that despite their slow 14-15 record to start the season.

Writing on Curry’s legacy and his continued impact on the game at all levels, J. Kyle Mann eloquently puts –

"“The man who revolutionized the impact of off-ball movement and live-dribble 3-point shooting, the player who has elevated the collective blood pressure of more youth coaches across the globe than probably anyone else ever has, the unflappable hand-eye superhero who changed the sport forever, is still rolling.”"

Golden State Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry continues to perform as a top three player in the game. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry continues to perform as a top three player in the game. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

A more interesting debate might be Draymond Green’s position ahead of Andrew Wiggins, with the latter having been Golden State’s consensus second-best player in the NBA Finals. Green sits at 33rd, one spot behind a player who many have compared him to — Bam Adebayo.

Wiggins could consider himself unlucky to be at 40th, not necessarily for that number but for the player directly ahead of him. There’s no doubt Lauri Markkanen has been a breakout star for the Utah Jazz this season, but 25 games of data surely can’t compare to what Wiggins produced in a championship-winning playoff run.

Klay Thompson ranks 75th as he continues to build back towards his best following the two major leg injuries. Given Thompson’s own perspective of his stature in the game, including his ability to perform on the biggest stage, he’d be disappointed to be behind a number of players such as the 73rd and 74th ranked players in Clint Capela and Aaron Gordon.

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Jordan Poole rounds off the list of Warriors at 83rd — certainly a spot he’ll want to improve upon as the massive four-year, $140 million contract kicks in from next season. Having five players in the top 100 (or 83) clearly shows that Golden State have the core group to repeat as NBA champions, with their disappointing start proving one of the surprises of the season.