Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Society Top 50: No. 46 – Joel Embiid

Name: Joel Embiid Position: 46 Team: Philadelphia 76ers 2016-17 Regular Season General Stats: 20.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 2.5 bpg, 46.6 FG%, 36.7 3PT% 2016-17 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 24.1 PER, 58.4 TS%, 1.9 WS, 0.0 OBPM, 3.2 DBPM, 1.0 VORP   The Breakdown: How many times did any of us really think about the words “The process” when

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DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

Society Top 50: No. 47 – DeAndre Jordan

Name: DeAndre Jordan Position: 47 Team: Los Angeles Clippers 2016-2017 Regular Season General Stats: 12.7 pts 13.8 reb 1.2 ast 1.7 blk 71.4 FG% 48.2 FT% 2016-2017 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 21.8 PER 67.3 TS% 11.8 WS 1.0 OBPM 3.0 DBPM 3.9 VORP   The Breakdown: This is probably the biggest surprise on our list so far. DeAndre Jordan is

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Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans

Society Top 50: No. 48 – Jrue Holiday

Name: Jrue Holiday Position: 48 Team: New Orleans Pelicans 2016-2017 Regular Season General Stats: 15.4 pts 7.3 ast 3.9 reb 1.5 stl 45.4 FG% 35.6 3P% 70.8 FT% 2016-2017 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 17.1 PER 53.2 TS% 3.8 WS 1.2 OBPM 0.5 DBPM 2.0 VORP   The Breakdown:  Jrue Holiday showed courage in a season where his number one focus

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Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks

Society Top 50: No. 49 – Jabari Parker

Name: Jabari Parker Position: 49 Team: Milwaukee Bucks 2016-2017 Regular Season General Stats: 20.1 ppg 6.2 rpg 2.8 apg 1.0 spg 49% FG% 36% 3P% 74.3 FT% 2016-2017 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 19.1 PER 56.3 TS% 4.0 WS 1.5 OBPM -1.3 DBPM 1.0 VORP   The Breakdown:  After a solid sophomore year in the NBA Jabari Parker showed

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Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls

Society Top 50: No. 50 – Dwyane Wade

Name: Dwyane Wade Position: 50 Team: Chicago Bulls 2016-2017 Regular Season General Stats: 18.3 ppg 4.5 rpg 3.8 apg 1.4 spg 43.4 FG% 31 3P% 79.4 FT% 2016-2017 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 18.5 PER 50.8 TS% 3.4 WS 0.4 OBPM 0.6 DBPM 1.3 VORP   The Breakdown:  “Flash” lands at the number 50 spot on our list after coming

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NBA

Society Top 50: Honorable Mentions

Listing the top 50 NBA players is a hard job. The beginning of the list is much easier than figuring out the end. As we argued with knives and pitchforks in a group chat we have finally (mostly) agreed on a final list of the top players going into the 2017-2018 NBA season. We will

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Giannis Antetokounmpo

Why Giannis Antetokounmpo is a possible sleeper for 2017-18 NBA MVP

With Russell Westbrook taking the crown last year, there is hope that the MVP award could be in the hands of a surprise superstar. Giannis Antetokounmpo has emerged from the darkness and blossomed into a transcendent talent that the NBA landscape can no longer ignore. Giannis’ eventual claim to the throne In the 2016-2017 season,

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NBA Free Agent Signings Still Getting No Love

It’s been a month and a half into NBA free agency and the same names keep coming up in the media. Gordon Hayward signed in Boston, Paul Millsap left for Denver, and many other stars re-signed max deals to remain with their franchises. But there are small-scale signings people tend to forget about. These aren’t

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Kyrie Irving

My larger question in regards to Kyrie Irving’s reported trade request

The big plot twist of this NBA offseason was Kyrie Irving’s reported trade request from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Apparently, he wants to move on from Cleveland, LeBron James, and lead his own team as the focal point. Irving, 25, was selected no. 1 overall by the Cavs in 2011. His young career has been a

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Los Angeles Lakers, D'Angelo Russell

Nets Teaching Knicks A Thing Or Two About Rebuilding

The Brooklyn Nets are undoubtedly the little brother when it comes to basketball in New York City and their mid-town rival, the New York Knicks. On one hand, it makes sense. The Nets had previously called a variety of places home – most notable East Rutherford and Newark, New Jersey – but none of which

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