Originally written on Universal Takeover Sports Network  |  Last updated 10/17/13
A few of us here at UTSN have been working on a top 100 NBA players list. Here is numbers 59-55 59. David West (Indiana Pacers) David West is a much-undervalued player in the NBA. David has very good post moves and is a handful for any defender to stop. The 10 year veteran out of Xavier has helped changed the culture in Indy bringing a physical blue-collar style of play to the team. David is a very good power forward in this league and is a two-time All Star. 2012-2013 Stats: 33.4 MPG, 17.1 PPG, 7.2 REB 2.1 AST  (Postseason) 36.3 MPG, 15.9 PPG, 7.6 REB, 2.1 AST   58. Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) Kyle Lowry is one of the best payers we never hear about. He’s a tough physical point guard who can defend. The seven-year veteran out of Villanova has played for the Grizzlies, the Rockets, and now the Raptors. Lowry can shoot and his 205 pounds can wear a defender down over the course of 48 minutes. 2012-2013 Stats: 29.7 MPG, 11.6 PPG, 4.7 REB, 6.4 AST   57.  Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz) Derrick Favors is a young up and coming big man with great potential. He is a defensive force in the paint and his athleticism makes him a mismatch for most power forwards and centers. After being drafted by the Nets, Favors was traded to the Jazz in the 2010-2011 season, his rookie year. Since then Derrick has gotten better each year and his hard work has earned him the number 57 spot in our top 100 NBA players. 2012-2013 Stats: 23.2 MPG, 9.4 PPG, 7.1 REB, 1.7 BLK (Postseason) 29.0 MPG, 11.8 PPG, 9.5 REB, 1.5 BLK   56. Nene Hilario (Washington Wizards) Nene is a solid veteran big man who has established himself as a physical presence in the NBA. Nene is also a great on ball defender. His 6’11”, 250-pound frame allows him to make a difference on the defensive side as well as the offensive side. Nene is a very good rebounder and he finds himself at number 56 in our top 100 NBA players. 2012-2013 Stats: 27.2 MPG, 12.6 PPG, 6.7 REB, 2.9 AST   55. Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors) Before the playoffs last year, I do not think Harrison makes this list. After the way the then rookie stepped up and at times was his team’s number one option, he deserves this spot. The former Tar Heel has the potential to be a lot further up this list in seasons to come. Harrison has the ability to shoot the basketball very well and if he improves his ball handling, he can be a very dynamic threat on offense. 2012-2013 Stats: 25.4 MPG, 9.2 PPG, 4.1 REB, 1.2 AST (Postseason) 38.4 MPG, 16.1 PPG, 6.4 REB, 1.3 AST     Please be on the look out for the rest of the list if you like what you see. Our panel includes (Donovan James, Joshua Hawkins, Antonio Santiago, Jeff Stephens and Stefan Abramian) Follow Me On Twitter:@JOnTheSidelines The post 2013-2014 NBA Player Rankings (59-55) appeared first on UTSN - The Universal Takeover Sports Network.
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