Ranking the top 50 players in the NBA

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Ranking the top 50 players in the NBA

50. Al Jefferson

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49. Andrew Wiggins

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48. Danny Green

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46. Derrick Rose

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44. Greg Monroe

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41. Goran Dragic

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39. Eric Bledsoe

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37. Derrick Favors

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36. Kyle Lowry

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35. Gordon Hayward

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34. Paul Millsap

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33. Dirk Nowitzki

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31. Andre Drummond

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30. Jeff Teague

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27. Mike Conley

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26. Serge Ibaka

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24. Dwight Howard

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20. Paul George

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14. Carmelo Anthony

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13. Jimmy Butler

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11. John Wall

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10. Kawhi Leonard

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8. Blake Griffin

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4. Stephen Curry

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2. Kevin Durant

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It's officially NBA season, which means it's officially time to rank things in the NBA. First up: the players!

Unlike any other league, the NBA is driven by star power -- and a lot of it. Basketball is now stacked with more talent than perhaps ever before, with each contending team sporting at least one -- and typically multiple -- superstars on a nightly basis.

Above, we ranked who we think are the 50 best players in the league entering the 2015-16 campaign. Take a look through and be sure to tweet us your thoughts at @AOLSports.

Don't forget to take a look at our predictions for the 2016 season, including award winners and our eventual NBA champion.

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