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LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, Portland Trail Blazers
It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep LaMarcus Aldridge out of the top 20 as he keeps the Portland Trail Blazers in the playoff picture. I truly want to push him into the actual rankings, but this league is becoming more and more filled with great players.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento Kings
When DeMarcus Cousins focuses on basketball and keeps his head on his shoulders, it's unbelievable how much he can accomplish. His shot is finally coming around, but achieving consistency with his physical prowess is the next step.
Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry isn't just the best three-point marksman in the NBA today, he's on pace to become the greatest downtown shooter in the history of this game. And it won't even be close if he keeps hitting shots with his alarming level of accuracy and frequency.
Jrue Holiday, PG, Philadelphia 76ers
The closest player to earning that No. 20 spot you'll see on the next slide, Jrue Holiday's importance to the Philadelphia 76ers transcend his numbers because of the crucial nature of his role. And still, Holiday's numbers are pretty darn impressive.
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Z-Bo drops out of the numbered section for the first time in a while after failing to assert his dominance over the glass ever since Christmas. In nine games, he's only recorded double-digit boards three times.