Makes some sense -- 40th best offensive player, 178th best defensive player.
It is interesting that we are all of the way up to #109 and we still don't have anyone who is rated a 6 out of 10 as an NBA player.
If this was an old school college class, you would expect 10% Fs, 20%Ds, 40% Cs, 20% Bs and 10% A's. So, you should have 50 guys at 2 or lower, 100 guys at 2-4, 200 guys at 4-6, 100 guys at 6-8 and 50 guys at 8-10.
We have 392 guys ranked, we should be at almost a 7 rating, but we haven't even cleared 5.5.
Now, let's apply those same percentages to a 360 man league, we should see : 36 Fs, 72 Ds, 144 Cs, 72Bs and 36As
At 252 guys into the review of spots 1-360, we should be at almost exactly a 6 rating and the next 72 guys should be 6-8, followed by 36 guys who are 8-10. We are not yet at 5.5. We have only moved .43 points in the last 30 guys. At that rate, we will not see a 6 until we reach spot 65 or so.
CONCLUSION -- the hoops "experts" used by ESPN are of the general opinion that most NBA players just are not very good. Based upon a typical bell curve, the grading should be between 1.5 and .5 points higher per player than we are currently seeing.