3. Blake Griffin: 18.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 3.7 APG, .6 BPG, 53 FG%, 66 FT%
Griffin will always be known for his highlight reel dunks, but that didn’t translate to playoff success. He has to expand his game like Ibaka and Smith and learn a jump shot. He is still a freak athlete and finishes around the rim like no other, and he without a doubt benefitted from playing with Chris Paul.
2. David Lee: 18.5 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 3.5 APG, .3 BPG, 51 FG%, 79 FT%
David Lee is one of the most underrated players in the league. All the guy does is put points on the board and control the glass. He is a tough and gritty player and is in the perfect system out in Golden State. He doesn’t have the national spotlight nor is he in a big market and everyone talks about his star teammate Steph Curry. But Lee made the All-NBA Third team this season along with an All-Star game nod. That’s well deserved for a great player.
1. Tim Duncan: 17.8 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 2.7 APG, 2.7 BPG, 50 FG%, 81 FT%
The GOAT. Greatest of All-Time. The ageless wonder. Duncan showed no signs of slowing down this season and once again led his Spurs to the Finals for the fifth time of his career. There’s nothing flashy or sexy about his game but he is a testament that fundamentals is all you need in basketball. Griffin can get the commercials, Garnett can be the face of the position, and Smith can go get his money, but Duncan proved this season he is the best at his position now and all-time.
Honorable Mentions: Jeff Green, Ryan Anderson, Paul Millsap,