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Kobe Bryant ranked as NBA's 40th-best player by ESPN.com
Kobe Bryant ranked as NBA's 40th-best player by ESPN.com

According to ESPN.com, Kobe Bryant is the 40th-best player in the NBA. The sports website ranks nearly every player in the league annually prior to the season. Last year, Bryant was slotted 25th, with uncertainty surrounding his Achilles injury. The Lakers' All-Star guard managed just six games after suffering a knee fracture. Notable players who rank higher than Bryant include LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Chris Paul (Clippers). Also ahead of Bryant: Goran Dragic (Phoenix Suns), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Andre Iguodala (Warriors) and DeAndre Jordan...

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