The most surprising rating in this group is Kawhi Leonard. While Kawhi is a very good player, nothing screams stand out superstar. Kawhi benefits greatly playing in Gregg Popovich’s system with the Spurs. He still has yet to become a consistent scoring off the dribble threat or knock down 3-point shooter. Personally, I don’t believe he’s worth a 90 plus rating.
Next, Steph Curry is a 94. The reason this is shocking is because Curry is rated higher than Durant. Last year, Curry led the league in player efficiency rating, while Durant was 2nd. Along with this, Curry was the MVP last year. But, is he really better than Kevin Durant? That’s something that I can’t get behind.
The third biggest shocker is Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook allegedly having the same 93 overall rating. This past season and off-season there has been a noticeable shift. The once sidekick and to some hindrance to Durant, is finally being viewed as his equal. In some people’s eyes, Westbrook is even regarded a little higher than Durant, after Durant signed with the Warriors.