Deron Williams Ranks #9 in #NBARank

Posted on: October 17th, 2011 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

Deron Williams has settled in at #9 in ESPN.com's NBARank, two spots below where he ranked in Zach Lowe's top 100 list and seven spots above Eye On Basketball's.

Deron ranks as the third-best point guard behind Derrick Rose (8th) and Chris Paul (still unranked), as the highest-ranked Nets player, and the highest-ranked player traded at the trade deadline in February. In #NBARank terms, the Nets traded #69, #138 and two picks for #9, while the Knicks traded #68, #75, #80, #220, #306, #493, and four picks for #12, #61, #338, #343, and #374.

In ESPN's 5-on-5 debate over Deron, Chad Ford and Tom Haberstroh said Deron's ranking is "just right," while Kevin Arnovitz, John Krolik, and David Thorpe all decried the #9 ranking as "too high."

Update: He's cool with it: