DeAndre Jordan is good. We know this, but one debate this summer was whether or not DeAndre Jordan is good enough to be the best player on a team. Some people said yes, some said no, and some said maybe--but that team wouldn't be very good.
ESPN's NBARank panel announced today what their opinion is, ranking Jordan as the 25th best player in the world. Is that a little overrated? It might be, it might not be. Paul George and Melo both came in behind Jordan, and that seems somewhat questionable, but putting him marginally above Joakim Noah and Serge Ibaka seems fair.
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are the only Clippers not yet ranked, but they should both be top 10. Having their third cog be top 30 isn't too damn shabby.
Only Cleveland, Golden State, the Clippers, Memphis, Houston, Oklahoma City and San Antonio have multiple players in the top 25... and Golden State has 3: Curry (rightfully one of the best in the world), Klay Thompson (OK, he gets it cause he was #2 on the champs, but is he really better individually than Paul George and Derrick Rose?), and, unforgivably, Draymond Green. Seriously?
It's all fun and games, but remember that while it's a fun accolade and a good way to see how public perception is shifting surrounding certain players, it's not quite down to a science yet.