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Top 10 NBA Players 2022-2023 Rankings

Ranking the best NBA Players of the 2022-2023 season as Luka Doncic leads the way so far this month


By Fan Rankings | November 19, 2022 - 06:59 PM

The action on the hardwood is heating up as the cold winter months and the excitement of the holidays are approaching. While the 2022-23 NBA Season starts to heat up as a league, some of the games top NBA stars started off the season red-hot.

This includes seven NBA stars who are as hot as any player in the league while averaging at least 30 points per game. With seven players putting up a ton of stats it makes it a difficult decision on which 10 NBA Players right now are deserving of a spot on the Top 10 NBA Players Rankings list. 


One player that is an easy lock as the top spot on the NBA players rankings list is the Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic. Doncic currently ranks in the top 20 of nearly every NBA statistic measured.

As Doncic continues to dominate, he is also joined by former NBA MVP’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Stephen Curry as well as NBA MVP runner up Joel Embiid.

As all of those players are accustomed to the accolades, a few names land among the NBA’s top players including Dejounte Murray just missing the Top 10 NBA Players Rankings List for 2022 and Indiana Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton. Here is a look at the Top 10 NBA Players Rankings list.

Honorable Mention

Dejounte Murray

Team: Atlanta Hawks

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +49000

Landing just outside of the Top 10 NBA Players Rankings list is the Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Dejounte Murray. After spending his first five seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Murray finds himself slotted alongside All-Star Trae Young in an explosive Hawks lineup. 

Murray, who the team acquired in an off-season NBA trade has not disappointed to start the 2022-23 NBA season. Murray currently ranks 25th in the NBA in scoring averaging 21.3 points per game while also ranking 6th in the NBA in assists averaging 7.6 assists per game. All of this production while playing alongside another stat sheet filler in Young.

Anthony Davis

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +49000

When healthy every NBA fan around the world knows just how good Anthony Davis is and where he ranks among the NBA best players.

However, this hasn’t been the case over the past few seasons as Davis has dealt with a skew of injuries hampering his stellar start to his career. Now that said, Davis has been fairly healthy to start the 2022-23 NBA Season while playing at a high level despite the struggles the Los Angeles Lakers have had to start the season.

The All-Star power forward currently ranks 1st in the NBA averaging 11.5 rebounds per game while also recording 25.3 points per game and 2.5 assists. In addition to those numbers, Davis is averaging 1.3 steals and two blocked shots.

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10. Tyrese Haliburton

Team: Indiana Pacers

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +49000

Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 NBA Players Rankings list is the Indiana Pacers 3rd year point guard Tyrese Haliburton. Haliburton, who might be the biggest surprise among the list, is putting together an impressive start to his 2022-23 NBA season.

After joining the Indiana Pacers in an off-season trade that included Buddy Heild among multiple players, has been lights out for the Pacers this season. Haliburton enters mid-November leading the NBA in assists per game while averaging 10.2 per contests.

His play at the point guard position including averaging 20.5 points per game while setting up his teammates has the Pacers among the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

9. Trae Young

Team: Atlanta Hawks

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +5500

As his newly acquired teammate Dejounte Murray lands just outside of the Top 10, Trae Young lands at number nine on the list while forming one of the most explosive guard combos in the NBA.

Young, who was accustomed to be ranked as one of the top NBA Players during the entire 2021-22 NBA season continues that trend to start the 2022-23 NBA schedule.

While Young has seen his scoring drop a bit with Murray in the lineup, he continues to be unselfish while averaging 9.3 assists per game to start the 2022-23 NBA season.

8. Kevin Durant

Team: Brooklyn Nets

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +2700

As he continues to build what is expected to be a Hall of Fame career resume, Kevin Durant finds himself at number eight on the 10 NBA Players list after another strong start to an NBA Season.

While the Nets and Durant dealt with a ton of off-season drama as well as a slow start that saw head coach Steve Nash lose his job, none of that has slowed his production on the floor.

Durant is one of six players in the NBA averaging at least 30 points to start the season while also 6.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists to go along. 

7. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +5500

While expectations looked to be growing during the off-season for the Oklahoma City Thunder after landing Chet Holmgren with the team’s first NBA Draft Pick flipped after losing him before the season.

Despite the loss the team has been solid to start the season while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been highly impressive while putting together one of the more impressive stat lines to start the season.

The Thunder point guard is averaging the 5th most points in the NBA while posting 31.1 points per game. To go along with those numbers Gilgeous-Alexander has averaged 4.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.

6. Donovan Mitchell

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +1800

New team, new expectations but same high caliber performance from Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell, who was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers during an off-season dump by the Utah Jazz has showcased his abilities as one of the top scorers in the NBA in an offense that is loaded with talent.

In his first season in the Eastern Conference, Mitchell has posted 31.2 points per game to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists while leading the Cavaliers to the 4th best record in the Eastern Conference. To go along with the stats, Mitchell is ranked 12th in the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating (PER).

5. Stephen Curry

Team: Golden State Warriors

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +1000

Rounding out the top five on the Top 10 NBA Players Rankings list is the Golden State Warriors 8 time All-Star MVP and NBA Finals MVPStephen Curry.

Despite the slow start to the season by the Warriors among off-season drama, Curry is doing his part to help keep the Warriors alive in a loaded Western Conference. Entering the weekend Curry ranks 3rd in the NBA in scoring (32.2), 15th in assists (6.6), and 2nd in PER (29.84).

Over his eight games in November, Curry has posted one 39 point performance, two games with at least 40 points, and a 50 point performance against the Phoenix Suns.

4. Joel Embiid

Team: Philadelphia 76ers

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +1200

After missing out on the NBA MVP last regular season, the Philadelphia 76ers big man has a chip on his shoulder as he looks to land his first NBA MVP while delivering an NBA Championship to the city of brotherly love.

Embiid, who finished last season averaging a career high 30.6 points per game is on pace early on to beat that total after starting the season averaging 32.3 points per game.

Since the start of November Embiid has possibly been the best player in the NBA averaging 38.4 points during the month.

In four of the five games played Embiid has recorded at least 32 points per game while posting a season high 59 points in a 105-98 win over the Utah Jazz.

3. Jayson Tatum

Team: Boston Celtics

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +650

It is nearly impossible to leave off the Boston Celtics All-Star after the tremendous start to the season that has seen the team put together the best record in the NBA.

Tatum is one of seven players in the NBA to average at least 30 points a game this season. The Celtics star is currently averaging 30.3 points per game to go along with 7.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists. In addition to strong play on the offensive side of the floor Tatum is as good of a defender as any in the NBA.

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Team: Milwaukee Bucks

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +260

While a case can be made for the Greek Freak to land at number one on the Top 10 NBA Players Rankings list, ultimately, he lands at number two.

The Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to be as dominant as any player in the NBA on both ends of the floor while forcing teams to look to double and even triple team him to slow him down.

Antetokounmpo who is averaging just below 30 points per game (29.5) is currently ranked 2nd in the NBA in rebounds (12), and 29th in assists (5.3) per game. To go along with those numbers the Greek Freak ranks 2nd in the NBA in double doubles behind only Bobby Portis. 

1. Luka Doncic

Team: Dallas Mavericks

NBA MVP Betting Odds: +260

In at number one on the Top 10 NBA Players Rankings list is the Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic who continues to do things night in and night out that amazes NBA fans.

Doncic who recently recorded his 50th career triple double has recorded four to start the season while leading the NBA in scoring averaging 34.3 points per game. Doncic is one of two players that ranks inside the top 20 in scoring, rebounds, and assists per game.

Overall, Doncic is averaging 34.3 points per game to go along with 9.1 rebounds and 8.1 assists. On the year Doncic has recorded nine 30 plus point scoring performances plus three games with 41 or more points.

How would you rank these NBA players this November of the 2022-23 NBA Season Rankings? Rank below to be added in the NBA Power Rankings.

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