[sny-editorial userid="keithbschlosser"]The ranking for Anthony appears to be incredibly fair, taking into account the Knicks' struggles and his season-ending injury last season, but also his still-evident abilities. Many of the other players who placed above Anthony are either much younger with seemingly greater potential (such as John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins) or are already proven veteran winners on the game's biggest and brightest stage (Tim Duncan).
As for Lopez, it's really refreshing to see him on this list. Some believe the Knicks overpaid for the defensive-minded center with a $54 million deal this past summer, but the fact of the matter is he's arguably one of the better centers around (let alone having also been available this offseason) in a big man starved NBA. Perhaps SI recognizes the potentially great impact he can have for New York. Lopez ranked above Roy Hibbert, a 2013-14 NBA All-Star, but below the likes of Andrew Bogut and Jonas Valančiūnas.
There was also a "snubs" list, which fellow new acquisition Arron Afflalo failed to make as well. That's somewhat surprising, given some of the other selections.