Training camp is underway as teams prepare for the upcoming NBA season. That gives us just enough time to look at the best players in the league heading into the 2015 16 season. There are plenty of new faces on this list. including some local favorites who each took a huge step forward in their development a year ago and hope to do the same again. There are also a handful of players looking to bounce back and show that they can be frontline stars while others try to make themselves household names to every NBA fan.
This is my ranking of the best 50 players in the NBA today.
After an amazing summer for the Spanish national team, Gasol showed that he has plenty left in the tank. He found new life in his first year with the Bulls and had his best rebounding season of his career. He also showed off an impressive array of offensive moves from all over the floor. On the season, he started 78 games and averaged 18.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting from the floor and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. He added 11.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 blocks in 34.4 minutes to earn second team All NBA.
Duncan may be past his prime, but he still has the game to make an impact. He is an elite shot blocker and an impressive rebounder who is also in the right position on defense. On the other end of the floor, he can facilitate the offense from the post because of his court vision or beat his man for easy baskets. Last season, he started 77 games and averaged 13.9 points on 51.2 percent shooting from the floor and 74 percent from the free throw line. He added 9.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 28.9 minutes to earn third team All NBA.
George will try to regain his All Star form after a nba basketball jerseys cheap brutal leg injury forced him to miss all but six games last season. The good news for Pacers fans is that if he can approach that level then the playoffs are a NBA Jerseys China
solid possibility. In 2013 14, he started 80 games and averaged 21.7 points on 42.4 prcent shooting from the field, including 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 86.4 percent from the free throw line. He added 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals in 36.2 minutes to earn third team All NBA.
Even though the Cavaliers lost in the NBA Finals, James is still the best player in the world. He can guard all five positions, score at will and is a tremendous passer. Last season, he played 69 games and averaged 25.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting from the floor and 71 percent from the free throw line. He added 7.4 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals to earn his ninth All NBA first team selection.