Unfortunately, some of these players are not included in our top 10 list of current best players in the NBA.
The ones who are included are the ones who are productive for their team, who are helping their team in every single way they can. Our basis for our decision are:
- Clutch Factor
- Player’s value in his team
As you can see above, these are the factors that affected our decision-making and that this list is just our opinion and it is not our intention to under-value each players’ skills and importance. We have the same top 10 players as Slam Online but we just reordered it a little bit. We’re sure you have a lot to say so just comment on the comment box below the article.
- Kevin Garnett
- Paul Pierce
- Ray Allen
- Rajon Rondo
- Manu Ginobili
- Joe Johnson
- Chris Bosh
- Kevin Love
- Rudy Gay
- Andre Iguodala
- Danny Granger
- Lamarcus Aldrige
- Steve Nash
- Jason Kidd
- Kevin Martin
- Monta Ellis
- Steph Curry
- Blake Griffin
- Pau Gasol
- Russel Westbrook
- Amare Stoudemire
10. Deron Williams
D-Will, is definitely a great point guard. Since his first year, he has been a great floor general for Utah and now for New Jersey.
D-Will, standing at 6″3′ he can guard bigger guards even guys at 6″7′. With his quickness and agility he can also guard smaller and fast guards. Moreover, Williams is a scorer that can burst out 20-30pts a game, and combined with his great offensive awareness he can give you 8-12asts per game. That’s how good D-Will is.
Some would say he is THE best point guard in the league, but last season tells another story. For now, he fits right to be the 3rd best PG in the league.
9. Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki, probably the greatest European player in the history of the NBA.
Dirk is the best power forward in the league right now. He is a great shooter with and a pretty decent post defender as well. Dirk is very versatile, he can also play the point-forward role for your team, he can rebound the ball and defend on the wing. He will give you 25-35pts 8rebs 4ast with a 54% shooting from the field, Dirk is an amazing player. One player that we can compare to Dirk’s size and shooting ability is Larry “Legend” Bird. Both great on the post, great shooters for their size, and they both deliver in the clutch. He can play anywhere, Dirk is just that good. Last season he carried his team, 4th quarter after 4th quarter, clutch shots after clutch shots. He took Miami’s Big 3, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to the limit and eventually he won his first NBA championship. He also won the finals MVP award.
8. Carmelo Anthony
Melo, one of the league’s fiercest scorers right now.
One of the best clutch shooters right now, Melo is just a phenomenal athlete. He is strong, and maybe his greatest weapon is his post shots. Melo is undeniably a dead-on shooter, that when you leave him alone, he will knock down that shot 80% of the time. He will consistently give you 25-45pts per game, and combined with his strength down low, he will give you 8-12 rebs a game also. But why Melo is low on this list? He is not a great defender, he is good, but not great. Until he get his D going, he’ll be in this part of the list in a long while.
7. Chris Paul
CP3, one of the best point guards in the league. He is a stat-sheet-stuffer. He is everywhere in the court, and voted by many as one of the leagues fiercest competitors, CP3 is not the man you want to mess with.
CP3 can give you a stat-line of 22pts 6rebs 12asts 3stls a game, that’s how he roll. CP3 is an unbelievable player, a great leader, and a wonderful teammate. CP3 is one of the best guys in the league today. He is a hard worker, despite of the drop in the his points average last season to 15ppg, he is still the number 1 guy in his team.
6. Derrick Rose
D-Rose, last year’s MVP, the youngest MVP in league history.
This former, #1 overall pick in 2008, led his team to the best record in the NBA last season. He also edged LeBron as the MVP. D-Rose is a great player, maybe the quickest player off of the crossover blowing past defenders. He is very, and I mean, VERY athletic. D-Rose will give you 25-35ppg and add it up with his 8apg and 2spg, he is a solid player and with his 3-point shot developing, its not long that we can see him dominate every single game he’ll play. For me the best thing about Rose is not that he is not a great player, because he is a great player, more than you could see, but yet, he deflects all those praises and stays humble through out. That’s why he keeps on improving. He is scary.
It won’t be long, we will see Derrick Rose on the top 5 in this list.
5. Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard, the big fella. The most dominant and strongest player in the game today.
Dwight will dominate the paint, it is a given, he will grab 10-15 rebounds or even 20 rebounds a game. He is very athletic that’s why he can grab those rebounds. He is also the corner-stone of Orlando, without him, Orlando won’t be anywhere right now. Dwight is always a candidate for Season MVP every year since 2009, and no doubt that he has a strong chance for years to come. Also, he is developing his 12-15ft jumpers, and if he knocks them down consistently, Dwight will add another arsenal to his game. He is a great defender, one of the best in history, he will give you 5blocks in a single game add a couple of steals and some tipped passes and not to mention his ability to alter the shots of his opponents driving to the rim. Dwight is a great presence down low, and obviously it is very scary and intimidating going up against him. He is a monster of an athlete.
4. Dwayne Wade
Dwayne Wade, truly one of the best players in the league today.
D-Wade a champion, a scoring champion, a great teammate, a legendary player. Dwayne Wade is a great all-around player. He will be efficient and effective every time he steps on the floor. A great competitor with a great work ethic, Dwayne Wade shows you why he is one of the best in the league. He will consistently give you 30 point games, and also give you 6-8assists and 6-8rebounds as well. One thing with Wade is that he is a great rebounder for his size. He is only standing at 6″4′ but his game is larger than life. Dwayne Wade one of the scariest players in the game today, he will compete on a high-level every single game, he will leave everything on the floor, he is a very important part of Miami’s success. Not to mention a great clutch performer, as long as he is on the floor, you still have a big chance to win even when you’re down 5points in the last 50 seconds of the game. He is a great defender that could keep up with any wing player in the league today, he will give you a lot of trouble. He is strong and fast for most of the guys and that’s why he will keep you on your toes throughout the game.
3. Kevin Durant
The Durantula, KD, is an up and coming hall of famer. No doubt.
KD is a great athlete, despite his thin built, he has a great heart in his chest. He is a great competitor that will pour 30, 40 and even 50 point games over you. He is a great shooter who can also drive to the rim that’s what makes him a great scorer. KD is a hard worker, you can take that to the bank. He works hard than a jackhammer on a highway construction site. A stat-line of 35pts 10rebs 4ast 1blk 1stl with 4/6 from the arc is normal for him. Kevin Durant will eventually win his MVP plum in the future, and maybe a ring along the way. He is a great player that could rebound and make his team better, and what’s scary is he’s only 22 years old with a world championship gold medal around his neck, KD is a scary young player.
He has the ability to be number 1 someday.
2. Kobe Bryant
What can I say? A first ballot future hall of famer, Kobe, The Black Mamba, is one of the best players to ever play the game.
The greatest ever of his era.
Some would say (even I have him in my top 5 greatest ever list) that he is in the top 5 all-time. Kobe once dropped the 2nd greatest scoring performance in league history with 81 points. Once he dropped 63 points in 3 quarters, even over-scoring the Mavericks 63-62 before the 4th quarter. He did not went on to play in the 4th quarter of that game, and that’s a big “what if?” in the league’s history. The greatest competitor in the league today, Kobe has a work ethic of a warrior, of a gladiator, of a hero. He worked his butt off for every thing he achieved throughout his career. A great lock down defender, Kobe will shut you down in no time. He is also THE best clutch performer in the league, when the game is on the line, Kobe will have the ball, he is not scared of these moments, he kinda loves it. Even the legends respects Kobe and I just don’t know why he still have many haters. Without his career threatening injuries, he could easily drop 40 on your double team. Kobe is a great leader, a vocal leader behind the scenes, sometimes he even coaches in the huddle. Why? Because the coaches around the league knows that Kobe has the highest basketball IQ in the league.
5 rings, doesn’t hurt either.
1. LeBron James
King James. The name says it all.
LeBron is the best all-around player in the league right now.
LeBron is the player who could play in any type of system, and that will give you his best every single time. Some would question his clutch performance, but other than that, LeBron is an amazing player that the whole league is watching his every move. LeBron is great player that will give you 30ppg 8rebs and 7asts every night, and what scary is that he is just peeking right now. He is a future hall of famer, no doubt about that, LeBron after his career will be on the top 10 greatest ever list. He just need some rings. LeBron is a great defender, who can defend every position, he is a great on the ball defender, a low post defender that could steal, block and rebound the ball. He could even alter some shots because of his leaping ability. He is a great athlete, a freak of nature, LeBron is a monster inside the court. We could not question his skills and ability inside the court, but he could only earn the respect of thousands of people when he starts to take on the role of “finisher” on his team and start wanting the ball on his hands when the clock is ticking down. Every great player thrives in those moments, until then, he will just be known as a great all-around player but not as one of the greatest players. LeBron should also do those intangibles, being a great leader, hard worker, and a winner. Rings would help his case.
Still.. DO NOT forget the name Lebron James, he isn’t the King for nothing. Soon he will show the world, what LeBron James has in store for all of us.
For now we just have to wait for that moment.
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