-- For the fourth straight year, ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network are ranking every NBA player and counting them down on Twitter ( @ESPNNBA) from No. 500 to No. 1.
We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to predict the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming NBA season. This includes both the quality and the quantity of his expected contributions, combined in one overall rating.
As the rankings are announced, you also can find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.
The players on our list keep getting better and better, and we'll be revealing them one at a time on Twitter, continuing the countdown until Oct. 28, opening night in the NBA.