This list measures the NBA's top sidekicks by ranking each player based on his individual performance in 2012-13.
Those highlighted truly embody the sidekick role this season. Despite elite-level production, they play second fiddle to the league's very best.
To be clear, teammates with similar talent levels and comparable statistical outputs did not qualify. Duos like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker and Tim Duncan (just to name a few) were not considered, as it can be argued that each player is equally important to his respective team.
With that in mind, here are a handful of the league's best No. 2s.