NBA Betting: Best Players So Far in the 2021 Season

NBA Betting: Best Players So Far in the 2021 Season

Written by on March 15, 2021

As the All Star Break has come and gone and we’ve moved past the halfway point of the NBA season, it’s time to look at some player rankings. There are a lot of great players in the league, but only a handful can be considered to be elite. Let’s rank the top players in the league at this point in the season. Like many player rankings lists, this list will be very debatable. We’ll see if you agree or disagree with our assessments. That being said, let’s jump right into action so you can keep betting against their NBA odds.

Best 2021 NBA Players At the Moment

1. LeBron James

Much like Tom Brady, James just seems to keep getting better with age. He’s playing at an MVP level, and he looks like he hasn’t lost a step. Although the Lakers have been struggling as of late due to injuries, James is still playing well. Until someone proves that they can dethrone the King, James will stay atop the rankings.

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo

While the Bucks were struggling to start the season, Antetokounmpo was still playing at a high level. Now that the Bucks are playing better, Antetokounmpo has also raised his level of play. He’s averaging 29 points per game, nearly 12 boards, and six assists.

3. Joel Embiid

Although Embiid is out for a couple of weeks due to injury, he has had a great season and has led the Sixers to the top of the Eastern Conference. Embiid is an unstoppable force near the basket. He’s averaging nearly 30 points and 12 rebounds per game.

4. Nikola Jokic

Jokic is nearly averaging a triple double on the season. He’s the best passing big man in the game today, and could be the best ever. Without Jokic, the Nuggets would be sitting towards the bottom of the Western Conference. Jokic brings so much to the Nuggets, and could be considered for the league MVP award.

5. Kevin Durant

If Durant had not missed so many games this season, he would be higher on this list. Even though he missed all of last season, he looks like he never missed a game. He came back at  an All-NBA form, and can still be the hardest player in the league to guard.

6. Kawhi Leonard

Leonard is arguably the best two way player in the league. When he isn’t on the floor, the Clippers are an average team. Leonard can be a playmaker, or he can dominate in the scoring department. He also has the ability to shut down some of the top scorers in the league.

7. James Harden

Harden could be the best offensive player in the league. He is a scoring machine, and could be the toughest player to guard. If he put a little effort into the defensive end of the floor, he’d be much higher on this list.

8. Stephen Curry

Curry has had a great season. Steve Kerr made some changes to the Warrior offense, and now the ball is in Curry’s hands a lot more. He’s still the best shooter in the game, but he has added new ways to score.