The league has become very perimeter oriented but Davis still is capable of dominating. He is one of the most athletic big men in the league and he can even score from the mid-range these days--averaging above 28 points per contest. Defensively he is also a powerhouse averaging 12 rebounds and two blocks a game. He is truly a player capable of leading a franchise.
4) Russell Westbrook:
Mr. Triple-Double ( 31 ppg 10 rpg 10 apg) himself has proven the critics of his game wrong by becoming one of the best facilitators in the game. His fearless approach to the game has made him one of the league’s best on the ball and off the ball as well. His ability to rebound the ball has made him the best guard in the league, setting him apart from the smaller Steph Curry and Chris Paul. Westbrook has truly become a jack of all trades at the point guard position, the swiss-army knife of the league.
3) Kevin Durant:
Durant is still one of the most efficient players in basketball, he is the best shooter on this list, scoring from all parts of the court. His scoring numbers will always be his bread and butter but he has become a very good rebounder over the years. He is averaging over eight rebounds and even around 5 assists. Joining the Warriors will likely elevate his numbers but with him playing on a super team (with all that all-star-level support) it brings down his individual stock.
2) Kawhi Leonard:
Leonard is number two on the list because of his ability to consistently play both ends of the floor. Last year he took his offensive game to the next level (26 ppg), joining the ranks of Durant and LeBron in terms of scoring. He has always been better defenders than both those players. Leonard also doesn’t have the team support that a Durant does and he is still able to perform with similar numbers. Leonard for the Spurs every night has to be the ttheir best scorer and defender, holding more responsibility than most players in the league.
1) LeBron James:
LeBron is still the most complete player in the league and the stats prove it. Westbrook achieved the triple-double crown last year but LeBron has been flirting with it for years. LeBron averaged 26 ppg 8 rpg and 8 apg last season and he will have similar numbers this year. His court vision and ability to make others better still sets him apart from the rest on this list. He is still also a beast of an athlete, whose size and strength can not be matched pound for pound at the small forward position.