With the regular season closing in, best ball draft season rolls on. The ADP on Underdog has been shifting dramatically over the last few weeks since drafts opened. They’ve also made some changes to their tournament offerings and format.

 

Two seasons ago, Underdog’s main NBA Best Ball tournament overlayed badly. They split things up last year between two tournaments at the $5 and $25 entry fee levels. This season, it looks like they’ve found a happy medium with the “Double Dribble” tournament having a $10 entry fee and 56,400 spots. The biggest change we need to pay attention to is the payout structure. In the past, Underdog has paid out the prize pool to those who advance through their three “playoff” rounds. 

This season, they’ll pay out the majority of the prize pool (including the $75k top prize) to the top 11,000 scoring teams during the “regular season” period. Then there will be additional payouts for the three playoff rounds, with $10k to the winner of that three-round competition. I’ll talk more about how this change has shifted my draft strategy in my “Best Ball Diary” articles, the first of which will be available Tuesday, September 19. 

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Below are my top-200 Underdog NBA best ball rankings. Keep in mind that Underdog uses three positions, guards, wings and bigs. Each week of the regular season and each playoff round, your top scoring two guards and wings will count, compared to just one big and one flex (top score of the remaining players on your roster). 

Last Updated: 10/20/23

Kawhisenberg’s 2023-24 Underdog NBA Best Ball Rankings

  1. Nikola Jokic, B, Denver Nuggets
  2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, W, Milwaukee Bucks
  3. Joel Embiid, B, Philadelphia 76ers
  4. Luka Doncic, G, Dallas Mavericks
  5. Jayson Tatum, W, Boston Celtics
  6. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
  7. Anthony Davis, B, Los Angeles Lakers
  8. Domantas Sabonis, B, Sacramento Kings
  9. Kevin Durant, W, Phoenix Suns
  10. Tyrese Haliburton, G, Indiana Pacers
  11. Stephen Curry, G, Golden State Warriors
  12. Pascal Siakam, W, Toronto Raptors
  13. Damian Lillard G, Milwaukee Bucks
  14. Anthony Edwards, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
  15. LaMelo Ball, G, Charlotte Hornets
  16. Mikal Bridges, W, Brooklyn Nets
  17. Trae Young, G, Atlanta Hawks
  18. LeBron James, W, Los Angeles Lakers
  19. Jaylen Brown, W, Boston Celtics
  20. Donovan Mitchell, G, Cleveland Cavaliers
  21. Julius Randle, W, New York Knicks
  22. Victor Wembanyama, B, San Antonio Spurs
  23. Devin Booker, G, Phoenix Suns
  24. Zion Williamson, W, New Orleans Pelicans
  25. De'Aaron Fox, G, Sacramento Kings
  26. Lauri Markkanen, W, Utah Jazz
  27. Paolo Banchero, W, Orlando Magic
  28. Karl-Anthony Towns, B, Minnesota Timberwolves
  29. Jalen Brunson, G, New York Knicks
  30. Kyrie Irving, G, Dallas Mavericks
  31. Kawhi Leonard, W, LA Clippers
  32. Scottie Barnes, W, Toronto Raptors
  33. Jamal Murray, G, Denver Nuggets
  34. Jaren Jackson, B, Memphis Grizzlies
  35. Paul George, W, LA Clippers
  36. Cade Cunningham, G, Detroit Pistons
  37. Jimmy Butler, W, Miami Heat
  38. Bam Adebayo, B, Miami Heat
  39. Darius Garland, G, Cleveland Cavaliers
  40. Brandon Ingram, W, New Orleans Pelicans
  41. Dejounte Murray, G, Atlanta Hawks
  42. Evan Mobley, B, Cleveland Cavaliers
  43. Josh Giddey, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
  44. Jordan Poole, G, Washington Wizards
  45. Chet Holmgren, B, Oklahoma City Thunder
  46. DeMar DeRozan, W, Chicago Bulls
  47. Kyle Kuzma, W, Washington Wizards
  48. Desmond Bane, G, Memphis Grizzlies
  49. Scoot Henderson, G, Portland Trail Blazers
  50. Fred VanVleet, G, Houston Rockets
  51. Zach LaVine, G, Chicago Bulls
  52. James Harden, G, Philadelphia 76ers
  53. Franz Wagner, W, Orlando Magic
  54. Tyrese Maxey, G, Philadelphia 76ers
  55. Ja Morant, G, Memphis Grizzlies
  56. Nikola Vucevic, B, Chicago Bulls
  57. Kristaps Porzingis, B, Boston Celtics
  58. O.G. Anunoby, W, Toronto Raptors
  59. Bradley Beal, G, Phoenix Suns
  60. Alperen Sengun, B, Houston Rockets
  61. Nic Claxton, B, Brooklyn Nets
  62. Jabari Smith, W, Houston Rockets
  63. Andrew Wiggins, W, Golden State Warriors
  64. Deandre Ayton, B, Portland Trail Blazers
  65. Khris Middleton, W, Milwaukee Bucks
  66. CJ McCollum, G, New Orleans Pelicans
  67. Myles Turner, B, Indiana Pacers
  68. Jrue Holiday, G, Boston Celtics
  69. Tyler Herro, G, Miami Heat
  70. Jalen Green, G, Houston Rockets
  71. Anfernee Simons, G, Portland Trail Blazers
  72. Jerami Grant, W, Portland Trail Blazers
  73. Keldon Johnson, W, San Antonio Spurs
  74. Walker Kessler, B, Utah Jazz
  75. Tobias Harris, W, Philadelphia 76ers
  76. Michael Porter, W, Denver Nuggets
  77. Jalen Williams, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
  78. Jarrett Allen, B, Cleveland Cavaliers
  79. Ausar Thompson, W, Detroit Pistons
  80. Rudy Gobert, B, Minnesota Timberwolves
  81. Russell Westbrook, G, LA Clippers
  82. Keegan Murray, W, Sacramento Kings
  83. RJ Barrett, W, New York Knicks
  84. Jakob Poeltl, B, Toronto Raptors
  85. Devin Vassell, W, San Antonio Spurs
  86. Aaron Gordon, W, Denver Nuggets
  87. Mark Williams, B, Charlotte Hornets
  88. Jaden Ivey, G, Detroit Pistons
  89. Brandon Miller, W, Charlotte Hornets
  90. Klay Thompson, G, Golden State Warriors
  91. Terry Rozier, G, Charlotte Hornets
  92. Cameron Johnson, W, Brooklyn Nets
  93. Derrick White, G, Boston Celtics
  94. Draymond Green, W, Golden State Warriors
  95. Jalen Duren, B, Detroit Pistons
  96. Ben Simmons, G, Brooklyn Nets
  97. Brook Lopez, B, Milwaukee Bucks
  98. Spencer Dinwiddie, G, Brooklyn Nets
  99. Wendell Carter, B, Orlando Magic
  100. Austin Reaves, G, Los Angeles Lakers
  101. Jeremy Sochan, W, San Antonio Spurs
  102. Jusuf Nurkic, B, Phoenix Suns
  103. Amen Thompson, G, Houston Rockets
  104. Chris Paul, G, Golden State Warriors
  105. Marcus Smart, G, Memphis Grizzlies
  106. Tyus Jones, G, Washington Wizards
  107. Bennedict Mathurin, G, Indiana Pacers
  108. Bruce Brown, W, Indiana Pacers
  109. Shaedon Sharpe, G, Portland Trail Blazers
  110. Jonas Valanciunas, B, New Orleans Pelicans
  111. Clint Capela, B, Atlanta Hawks
  112. John Collins, W, Utah Jazz
  113. D'Angelo Russell, G, Los Angeles Lakers
  114. Tre Jones, G, San Antonio Spurs
  115. Bojan Bogdanovic, W, Detroit Pistons
  116. Josh Hart, W, New York Knicks
  117. P.J. Washington, W, Charlotte Hornets
  118. Jordan Clarkson, G, Utah Jazz
  119. Obi Toppin, W, Indiana Pacers
  120. Mitchell Robinson, B, New York Knicks
  121. Onyeka Okongwu, B, Atlanta Hawks
  122. Markelle Fultz, G, Orlando Magic
  123. Tari Eason, W, Houston Rockets
  124. Steven Adams, B, Memphis Grizzlies
  125. Gary Trent, G, Toronto Raptors
  126. Bobby Portis, B, Milwaukee Bucks
  127. Collin Sexton, G, Utah Jazz
  128. Immanuel Quickley, G, New York Knicks
  129. Trey Murphy, W, New Orleans Pelicans
  130. Miles Bridges, W, Charlotte Hornets
  131. Buddy Hield, G, Indiana Pacers
  132. Gordon Hayward, W, Charlotte Hornets
  133. Daniel Gafford, B, Washington Wizards
  134. Jaden McDaniels, W, Minnesota Timberwolves
  135. Zach Collins, B, San Antonio Spurs
  136. Deni Avdija, W, Washington Wizards
  137. Dennis Schroder, G, Toronto Raptors
  138. Dillon Brooks, G, Houston Rockets
  139. Jonathan Kuminga, W, Golden State Warriors
  140. Jalen Johnson, W, Atlanta Hawks
  141. Christian Wood, B, Los Angeles Lakers
  142. Mike Conley, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
  143. De'Anthony Melton, G, Philadelphia 76ers
  144. Kevon Looney, B, Golden State Warriors
  145. Ivica Zubac, B, LA Clippers
  146. Jarace Walker, W, Indiana Pacers
  147. Bilal Coulibaly, W, Washington Wizards
  148. DeAndre Hunter, W, Atlanta Hawks
  149. Coby White, G, Chicago Bulls
  150. Norman Powell, G, LA Clippers
  151. Kevin Huerter, G, Sacramento Kings
  152. Kelly Oubre, W, Philadelphia 76ers
  153. Rui Hachimura, W, Los Angeles Lakers
  154. Kyle Anderson, W, Minnesota Timberwolves
  155. Saddiq Bey, W, Atlanta Hawks
  156. Harrison Barnes, W, Sacramento Kings
  157. Patrick Williams, W, Chicago Bulls
  158. Jalen Suggs, G, Orlando Magic
  159. Luguentz Dort, W, Oklahoma City Thunder
  160. Naz Reid, B, Minnesota Timberwolves
  161. Jarred Vanderbilt, W, Los Angeles Laker
  162. Malcolm Brogdon, G, Portland Trail Blazers
  163. Cam Thomas, G, Brooklyn Nets
  164. Malik Monk, G, Sacramento Kings
  165. Herbert Jones, W, New Orleans Pelicans
  166. Keyonte George, G, Utah Jazz
  167. Kenyon Martin, W, LA Clippers
  168. Talen Horton-Tucker, G, Utah Jazz
  169. Caris LeVert, G, Cleveland Cavaliers
  170. Kyle Lowry, G, Miami Heat
  171. Cole Anthony, G, Orlando Magic
  172. Grant Williams, W, Dallas Mavericks
  173. Christian Braun, G, Denver Nuggets
  174. Robert Williams, B, Portland Trail Blazers
  175. Payton Pritchard, G, Boston Celtics
  176. Paul Reed, B, Philadelphia 76ers
  177. Anthony Black, G, Orlando Magic
  178. Nikola Jovic, W, Miami Heat
  179. James Wiseman, B, Detroit Pistons
  180. Gabe Vincent, G, Los Angeles Lakers
  181. Caleb Martin, W, Miami Heat
  182. Bogdan Bogdanovic, G, Atlanta Hawks
  183. Santi Aldama, W, Memphis Grizzlies
  184. Jaden Hardy, G, Dallas Mavericks
  185. Al Horford, B, Boston Celtics
  186. Taylor Hendricks, W, Utah Jazz
  187. Gradey Dick, G, Toronto Raptors
  188. Mason Plumlee, B, LA Clippers
  189. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G, Denver Nuggets
  190. Tim Hardaway, G, Dallas Mavericks
  191. Malaki Branham, W, San Antonio Spurs
  192. Sasha Vezenkov, W, Sacramento Kings
  193. David Roddy, W, Memphis Grizzlies
  194. Max Strus, W, Cleveland Cavaliers
  195. Kelly Olynyk, B, Utah Jazz
  196. AJ Griffin, W, Atlana Hawks
  197. Dyson Daniels, G, New Orleans Pelicans
  198. Dereck Lively, B, Dallas Mavericks
  199. Isaiah Stewart, B, Detroit Pistons
  200. Julian Strawther, W, Denver Nuggets