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NBA D-League Player Rankings Week Four

Vince Hunter. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone is staying!

At this point last season, there had been 11 call ups to the NBA. So far this season, we are stuck on three. That will almost certainly change come Jan. 5 when NBA clubs can offer 10-day contracts to free agents, but for now it creates a logjam of talent in the D-League.

We have teamed up with Adam Johnson of D-League Digest this season to provide a comprehensive ranking for the top-10 players in the league each week. You can check out last week’s rankings here.

This week we have two newcomers and the biggest mover is Vince Hunter, who jumped three spots into the top five.

Player Rankings

1) Elliot Williams — Santa Cruz Warriors (Last week: No. 1)

Averages: 29.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists on 51% FG and 36% 3PT

2) Erick Green — Reno Bighorns (2)

Averages: 30.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists on 53% FG and 44% 3PT

3) Sean Kilpatrick — Delaware 87ers (4)

Averages: 25.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists on 51% FG and 47% 3PT

4) Malcolm Thomas — Los Angeles D-Fenders (3)

Averages: 17.7 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks on 54% FG and 62% FT

5) Vince Hunter — Reno Bighorns (8)

Averages: 20.8 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks on 55% FG and 59% FT

6) Darington Hobson — Santa Cruz Warriors (6)

Averages: 18.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists on 41% FG and 39% 3PT

7) Lorenzo Brown — Grand Rapids Drive (unranked)

Averages: 16.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists on 48% FG and 36% 3PT

8) Ronald Roberts Jr. — Raptors 905 (unranked)

Averages: 15.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks on 59% FG and 52% FT

9) Jeff Ayres — Idaho Stampede (5)

Averages: 15.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists on 55% FG and 85% FT

10) Earl Clark — Bakersfield Jam (7)

Averages: 22.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists on 44% FG and 44% 3PT

On the cusp: Jarell Eddie, Alex Stepheson and Jimmer Fredette