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Underdog NBA Best Ball Rankings 2022

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With the release of the NBA regular season schedule, it’s time to start hitting the best ball fantasy basketball lobbies. The ADP at this point of the offseason is in flux with the field still yet to calm down from the volatility that comes with the first month of drafting. Underdog’s main NBA contest last season overlayed heavily, so they’ve downsized a bit and released two big GPPs in mid-July. The “Double-Dribble” is a $25 entry tournament with a $200k prize pool and the more modestly priced “Small Ball” is a $5 entry tournament with a $100k prize pool. 


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As to be expected, the NBA drafts are filling slower than NFL at the moment, but we should expect to the pace pick up once the NFL regular season starts and the attention of the userbase shifts to hoops. Below are my top-200 Underdog NBA best ball rankings. Keep in mind that Underdog uses three positions: Guards, wings and bigs. Each week of the regular season and each playoff round, your top-scoring two guards and wings will count compared to just one big and one flex (top score of the remaining players on your roster). 

(Last update: Oct. 14)

Kawhisenberg’s 2022 Underdog NBA Best Ball Rankings

1. Nikola Jokic, B, Denver Nuggets
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, W, Milwaukee Bucks
3. Luka Doncic, G, Dallas Mavericks
4. Joel Embiid, B, Philadelphia 76ers
5. Jayson Tatum, W, Boston Celtics
6. Kevin Durant, W, Brooklyn Nets
7. Ja Morant, G, Memphis Grizzlies
8. James Harden, G, Philadelphia 76ers
9. LeBron James, W, Los Angeles Lakers
10. LaMelo Ball, G, Charlotte Hornets
11. Stephen Curry, G, Golden State Warriors
12. Zion Williamson, B, New Orleans Pelicans
13. Karl-Anthony Towns, B, Minnesota Timberwolves
14. Anthony Davis, B, Los Angeles Lakers
15. Trae Young, G, Atlanta Hawks
16. Kawhi Leonard, W, Los Angeles Clippers
17. Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers
18. Tyrese Haliburton, G, Indiana Pacers
19. Domantas Sabonis, B, Sacramento Kings
20. Anthony Edwards, W, Minnesota Timberwolves
21. DeMar DeRozan, W, Chicago Bulls
22. Devin Booker, G, Phoenix Suns
23. Pascal Siakam, W, Toronto Raptors
24. Jaylen Brown, W, Boston Celtics
25. Dejounte Murray, G, Atlanta Hawks
26. Paul George, W, Los Angeles Clippers
27. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
28. Cade Cunningham, G, Detroit Pistons
29. Jimmy Butler, W, Miami Heat
30. Scottie Barnes, W, Toronto Raptors
31. Bradley Beal, G, Washington Wizards
32. Donovan Mitchell, G, Cleveland Cavaliers
33. Zach LaVine, W, Chicago Bulls
34. Kyrie Irving, G, Brooklyn Nets
35. Brandon Ingram, W, New Orleans Pelicans
36. De’Aaron Fox, G, Sacramento Kings
37. Rudy Gobert, B, Minnesota Timberwolves
38. Bam Adebayo, B, Miami Heat
39. Khris Middleton, W, Milwaukee Bucks
40. Nikola Vucevic, B, Chicago Bulls
41. Julius Randle, B, New York Knicks
42. Jrue Holiday, G, Milwaukee Bucks
43. Fred VanVleet, G, Toronto Raptors
44. Josh Giddey, W, Oklahoma City Thunder
45. Keldon Johnson, W, San Antonio Spurs
46. Darius Garland, G, Cleveland Cavaliers
47. Ben Simmons, G, Brooklyn Nets
48. Chris Paul, G, Phoenix Suns
49. RJ Barrett, W, New York Knicks
50. Evan Mobley, B, Cleveland Cavaliers


51. Paolo Banchero, W, Orlando Magic
52. Tobias Harris, W, Philadelphia 76ers
53. Russell Westbrook, G, Los Angeles Lakers
54. CJ McCollum, G, New Orleans Pelicans
55. Andrew Wiggins, W, Golden State Warriors
56. Desmond Bane, G, Memphis Grizzlies
57. Jarrett Allen, B, Cleveland Cavaliers
58. Tyrese Maxey, G, Philadelphia 76ers
59. Jamal Murray, G, Denver Nuggets
60. Kristaps Porzingis, B, Washington Wizards
61. Terry Rozier, G, Charlotte Hornets
62. Deandre Ayton, B, Phoenix Suns
63. Michael Porter, W, Denver Nuggets
64. Klay Thompson, W, Golden State Warriors
65. Collin Sexton, G, Utah Jazz
66. Jalen Brunson, G, New York Knicks
67. Alperen Sengun, B, Houston Rockets
68. Kyle Kuzma, W, Washington Wizards
69. Jabari Smith, W, Houston Rockets
70. Buddy Hield, W, Indiana Pacers
71. OG Anunoby, W, Toronto Raptors
72. Devin Vassell, W, San Antonio Spurs
73. D’Angelo Russell, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
74. Keegan Murray, W, Sacramento Kings
75. Jusuf Nurkic, B, Portland Trail Blazers
76. Kevin Porter, G, Houston Rockets
77. Jaren Jackson, B, Memphis Grizzlies
78. Jalen Green, G, Houston Rockets
79. Jordan Poole, G, Golden State Warriors
80. John Collins, W, Atlanta Hawks
81. Clint Capela, B, Atlanta Hawks
82. Saddiq Bey, W, Detroit Pistons
83. Gordon Hayward, W, Charlotte Hornets
84. Tyler Herro, G, Miami Heat
85. Mikal Bridges, W, Phoenix Suns
86. Wendell Carter Jr, B, Orlando Magic
87. Jakob Poeltl, B, San Antonio Spurs
88. Myles Turner, B, Indiana Pacers
89. Franz Wagner, W, Orlando Magic
90. Tre Jones, G, San Antonio Spurs
91. Christian Wood, B, Dallas Mavericks
92. Draymond Green, B, Golden State Warriors
93. Spencer Dinwiddie, G, Dallas Mavericks
94. Mitchell Robinson, B, New York Knicks
95. Brandon Clarke, W, Memphis Grizzlies
96. Marcus Smart, G, Boston Celtics
97. Jerami Grant, W, Portland Trail Blazers
98. Anfernee Simons, G, Portland Trail Blazers
99. Lauri Markkanen, W, Utah Jazz
100. Jaden Ivey, G, Detroit Pistons

101. Cole Anthony, G, Orlando Magic
102. Aaron Gordon, W, Denver Nuggets
103. Harrison Barnes, W, Sacramento Kings
104. John Wall, G, Los Angeles Clippers
105. Malcolm Brogdon, G, Boston Celtics
106. P.J. Washington, W, Charlotte Hornets
107. Steven Adams, B, Memphis Grizzlies
108. Kelly Oubre, W, Charlotte Hornets
109. Al Horford, B, Boston Celtics
110. Gary Trent, G, Toronto Raptors
111. Josh Hart, W, Portland Trail Blazers
112. Caris LeVert, W, Cleveland Cavaliers
113. Kyle Lowry, G, Miami Heat
114. James Wiseman, B, Golden State Warriors
115. Dillon Brooks, G, Memphis Grizzlies
116. Joshua Primo, G, San Antonio Spurs
117. De’Andre Hunter, W, Atlanta Hawks
118. Ivica Zubac, B, Los Angeles Clippers
119. Jordan Clarkson, G, Utah Jazz
120. Bobby Portis, B, Milwaukee Bucks
121. Jonathan Kuminga, W, Golden State Warriors
122. Jalen Suggs, G, Orlando Magic
123. Davion Mitchell, G, Sacramento Kings
124. Jae’Sean Tate, W, Houston Rockets
125. Jarred Vanderbilt, W, Utah Jazz
126. Jalen Smith, W, Indiana Pacers
127. Cameron Johnson, W, Phoenix Suns
128. Bennedict Mathurin, G, Indiana Pacers
129. Tari Eason, W, Houston Rockets
130. Robert Williams, B, Boston Celtics
131. Mark Williams, B, Charlotte Hornets
132. Bojan Bogdanovic, W, Detroit Pistons
133. Markelle Fultz, G, Orlando Magic
134. Herbert Jones, W, New Orleans Pelicans
135. Luguentz Dort, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
136. Bogdan Bogdanovic, W, Atlanta Hawks
137. Obi Toppin, W, New York Knicks
138. Bones Hyland, G, Denver Nuggets
139. Lonzo Ball, G, Chicago Bulls
140. Mike Conley, G, Utah Jazz
141. Dorian Finney-Smith, W, Dallas Mavericks
142. Chris Duarte, G, Indiana Pacers
143. Ayo Dosunmu, G, Chicago Bulls
144. Reggie Jackson, G, Los Angeles Clippers
145. Kevin Huerter, W, Sacramento Kings
146. Immanuel Quickley, G, New York Knicks
147. Tim Hardaway, W, Dallas Mavericks
148. Will Barton, G, Washington Wizards
149. Malik Beasley, W, Utah Jazz
150. Kevin Love, B, Cleveland Cavaliers


151. Patrick Williams, W, Chicago Bulls
152. Isaiah Jackson, B, Indiana Pacers
153. Evan Fournier, W, New York Knicks
154. Mo Bamba, B, Orlando Magic
155. Derrick White, G, Boston Celtics
156. De’Anthony Melton, G, Philadelphia 76ers
157. Walker Kessler, B, Utah Jazz
158. Nic Claxton, B, Brooklyn Nets
159. T.J. Warren, W, Brooklyn Nets
160. Jalen Duren, B, Detroit Pistons
161. Victor Oladipo, G, Miami Heat
162. Jalen Williams, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
163. Tyus Jones, G, Memphis Grizzlies
164. Talen Horton-Tucker, G, Utah Jazz
165. Dyson Daniels, G, New Orleans Pelicans
166. Monte Morris, G, Washington Wizards
167. Brook Lopez, B, Milwaukee Bucks
168. Norman Powell, G, Los Angeles Clippers
169. Kyle Anderson, W, Minnesota Timberwolves
170. Malik Monk, G, Sacramento Kings
171. Darius Bazley, W, Oklahoma City Thunder
172. Montrezl Harrell, B, Philadelphia 76ers
173. Aleksej Pokusevski, B, Oklahoma City Thunder
174. Jeremy Sochan, W, San Antonio Spurs
175. Isaiah Stewart, B, Detroit Pistons
176. Andre Drummond, B, Chicago Bulls
177. Patrick Beverley, G, Los Angeles Lakers
178. Ziaire Williams, W, Memphis Grizzlies
179. Alex Caruso, G, Chicago Bulls
180. Bruce Brown, W, Denver Nuggets
181. Rui Hachimura, W, Washington Wizards
182. Tre Mann, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
183. Jaden Hardy, G, Dallas Mavericks
184. Ricky Rubio, G, Cleveland Cavaliers
185. Seth Curry, G, Brooklyn Nets
186. Deni Avdija, W, Washington Wizards
187. Jaden McDaniels, W, Minnesota Timberwolves
188. Ousmane Dieng, W, Oklahoma City Thunder
189. Josh Christopher, G, Houston Rockets
190. Joe Harris, W, Brooklyn Nets
191. Kendrick Nunn, G, Los Angeles Lakers
192. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, W, Denver Nuggets
193. JaVale McGee, B, Dallas Mavericks
194. Jaylin Williams, W, Oklahoma City Thunder
195. Shaedon Sharpe, G, Portland Trail Blazers
196. Nickeil Alexander-Walker, G, Utah Jazz
197. Coby White, G, Chicago Bulls
198. Dennis Schroder, G, Los Angeles Lakers
199. Paul Reed, W, Philadelphia 76ers
200. Blake Wesley, G, San Antonio Spurs

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