Honorable Mention: Iman Shumpert, Marshon Brooks
10. Eric Gordon -17.0PPG, 3.3 APG, 1.8 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 2.8 TO, 40.2FG%, 32.4 3P%,15.4PER ,30.1MPG; I dont think he will be on this list much longer. I expect Shumpert to be moving up on this list this year. But Gordon is still good offensively, he never had much defense.
9. Monta Ellis-19.2PPG, 6.0APG, 3.9RPG, 2.1SPG, 3.1TO, 41.6FG%, 28.7 3P%, 16.2 PER, 37.5 MPG; While I think he has taken quite a few steps back there is no arguing the fact that this guy has skill. 19PPG and 6APG are pretty darn good numbers. Holding him back IMO is his handles, 3TO a game is Jeremy Lin like, FG%(not good enough behind the arc, trigger happy,) and lack of defense. Which his 2.1SPG doesnt indicate, but I believe him to be a poor perimeter defender.
8. Klay Thompson -16.57 PPG, 2.23 APG, 3.73 RPG, 1.05 SPG, 1.91 TO, 42.2 FG%, 40.1 3P%,12.7PER , 38.5MPG; In football it is talked about a lot I am not sure if it is in basketball or not, but I am not sure if Kaly Thompson is just great or a product of the system. His numbers may be helped by the fact that every team he faces tries to stop Curry. But Thompson proved himself a valuable asset. I expect him to look better this year.
7. JR Smith – 18.1 PPG, 2.7 APG, 5.3 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 1.7TO, 42.2FG%, 35.6 3P%,17.6PER ,33.5 MPG; I expect he will become the 6th man letting Shumpert take over this year.
6. Jamal Crawford -16.9 PPG, 2.5 APG, 1.7 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 2.0 TO, 44.0 FG%, 38.0 3P%, 16.9 PER, 29.6 MPG; With limted minutes he drops some points.
5. Joe Johnson -16.4 PPG, 3.6 APG, 3.1 RPG, 1.8 TO, 42.5 FG%, 37.9 3P%, 14.1 PER, 37.3 MPG; This guy is a beast any team would love to have him. His numbers dipped last year, but I would expect him to bounce back this year.
4. Andre Iguodala -12.8 PPG, 5.0 APG, 5.3 RPG, 1.7 SPG, 2.5 TO, 44.5 FG%, 31.0 3P%, 15.0 PER, 34.3 MPG; He is probably one of the most underrated performers in the league. His signing in GS was not made to be a big deal, but the fact is that signing could have very well been the best in the offseason. This team already had the best 1-2 punch in the NBA, now they have Iguodala who will probably be splitting time with both Barnes and Thompson. Iguodala is probably the best on ball defender in the league. Also I am guessing some will argue he is a SF, and this year he probably will be, but he is 6'6" and has played SG for the majority of his career. He can play either role, but I look at him as a SG.
3. Dwayne Wade -21.5 PPG, 5.0 APG, 5.0 RPG, 1.8 SPG, 2.7 TO, 52.1 FG%, 25.4 3P%, 24.6 PER, 34.7 MPG; Does he still belong here?? His numbers indicate that he does, if healthy he is in the discussion for number one, the question is can he stay healthy.
2. Kobe Bryant -27.1 PPG, 5.8 APG, 5.4 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 3.7 TO, 46.8 FG%, 33.9 3P%, 23.2 PER, 37.9 MPG; I wish my car got as many MPG as he does. As much as I cant stand this guy, he is a monster. Last year could have been his greatest year. His team looked awful, but he still found a way to be in the playoffs. He is an amazing player, that I love to hate.
1. James (Fear the Beard) Harden -26.3 PPG, 5.9 APG, 4.8 RPG, 1.9 SPG, 3.7 TO, 44.9 FG%, 37.4 3P%, 23.8 PER, 38.5 MPG Honestly Kobe might deserve #1 but, f**k the Lakers…, haha, We all saw it last year(well 40% of us) this guy is legit. He can shot, handle the rock, go to the basket, shoot FT, and play some D. I believe he will be a true leader, which even if he doesnt win as many rings as Kobe, it makes him a better teammate. But the main thing is that he is young and healthy, that is why I rank him over Kobe.