Tayshaun Prince, Rodney Stuckey announced in ESPN's #NBARank

Greg Monroe will be the highest ranked Piston in ESPN’s annual #NBARank feature, as it should be.

It hasn’t been unveiled yet exactly where Monroe will rank, but the only other two Pistons who had yet to make the rankings (besides Slava Kravstov, who won’t appear in the rankings) appeared in the last few days.

Tayshaun Prince came in at No. 144 after being ranked No. 105 last season. Rodney Stuckey just missed the top 100, coming in at No. 103. That’s a modest improvement from last season when he was ranked No. 108. But it does put both among ‘solid starter’ range if you consider five starters per team times 30 teams is 150 players.

Now, because of where those two players are at in their careers, it’s likely Prince’s ranking will go down by next year, but I think Stuckey, if he stays healthy, has a good chance to make a significant leap forward. Monroe, Brandon Knight and Andre Drummond have higher ceilings at this point and could all make big leaps next year, but it’s not inconceivable to think Stuckey could sneak up into the top 50ish range or so.

Here’s how the Pistons’ 15 players – plus Ben Wallace – rank:

Above 101: Greg Monroe

103: Rodney Stuckey

144: Tayshaun Prince

177. Brandon Knight

206. Jonas Jerebko

221. Corey Maggette

241. Jason Maxiell

244. Will Bynum

245. Austin Daye

262. Charlie Villanueva

277. Andre Drummond

303. Ben Wallace

407. Kyle Singler

441. Kim English

485. Khris Middleton

Unranked: Vyacheslav Kravtsov

Next Pistons Game Full schedule »
Thursday, Oct 2323 Oct7:30Philadelphia 76ersBuy Tickets

comments powered by Disqus