Nick Young thinks ESPN are high for his player ranking

Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers (©GettyImages)

ESPN are currently working through their list of the best players in the NBA and are counting down from 150 at the present time.

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Quarrels with the rankings

They have been releasing rankings on a daily basis and have whittled down the list to the final 150 players in the NBA, this is where Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has found himself.

"Swaggy P' was ranked at the 150th place spot by ESPN and despite a big jump from his position on last year's countdown, the shooting guard isn't pleased with their evaluation.

Last year he resided at the 228 spot but after a rather unexpected good year with the Lakers franchise, Young has fallen to 150 but he still isn't happy.

Young took to his official twitter account to portray his feelings on his rank and suggested that ESPN must be 'high' for the devaluation of his talent.

He tweeted: "Idc there not a 149 ppl better then me in this league #ESPNHigh"

Rookie ranked ahead of Young

One thing that certainly couldn't have sat well with the shooting guard who has already been in the NBA for eight seasons is that fellow teammate and rookie Julius Randle was ranked directly below him at 149.

Despite Randle not actually playing a professional regular season game for the Lakers, he has been ranked one spot lower than Young who averaged 17.9 points per game in the absence of Kobe Bryant.

Unfortunately for Young, he is currently suffering with an injury that has seen him sidelined for Lakers practice at the present time.

The 29-year-old had thumb surgery on Monday to repair a torn ligament, he is expected to miss eight weeks, therefore he will not suit up for the Lakers on opening day of the new season.

Young will be desperate to get back to the hardwood, even if to just prove the doubters wrong that there aren't actually 149 better basketball players plying their trade in the NBA at the moment.

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