Trevor Ariza Clocks in as the 113th Ranked NBA Player

Published: September 26, 2011

New Orleans Hornets small forward Trevor Ariza is the 113th best NBA player, according to ESPN’s team of basketball writers. ESPN recently asked every NBA writer they have at their disposal to rank every single NBA player in the game. Ryan and I both participated, and the results have been tallied and announced gradually both on Twitter and on ESPN.

Ariza played 75 regular season games for the Hornets last year after being acquired during the summer in a trade that sent Darren Collison and James Posey packing. He averaged just under 35 minutes per contest, and on the season averaged 11.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game. On the defensive perimeter he teamed with Chris Paul to wreak havoc, playing an integral role in what wound up being a damn good Hornets defense. In the playoffs Ariza played over 40 minutes a game against the Lakers, averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.3 steals.

As it stands now, here are how players on the Hornets team at year end have fared so far:

113. Trevor Ariza
116. Carl Landry
214. Jarret Jack
228. Marco Belinelli
281. Aaron Gray
381. DJ Mbenga
385. Quincy Pondexter
477. Marcus Banks
485. Patrick Ewing jr.

Still to come– Chris Paul, Emeka Okafor, David West


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