While I was hoping to include someone on the roster who could shoot the three better than Rose is known for, I couldn't leave him out. He and Westbrook could go inch-for-inch in a dunking contest.
Rose is nimble, quick and explosive. He's everything you look for in an athletic zealot and more.
Three-point specialists be damned.
Ross gave me a reason to watch the Toronto Raptors. Whenever he was on the court, I eagerly awaited which side of the rim he would assault next. That he won the dunk contest didn't hurt his case either.
Toronto has something special in him. Think DeMar DeRozan but with the potential to have a better jump shot.
People tend to forget that Durant is ridiculously athletic. Maybe he can't clear tall buildings, but explosion and celerity come into play too.
He can lodge a full-on vendetta against the rims as well as anyone, and that he's able to slash through opposing defenses despite the absence of an upper body is incredible.
J-Smoove will join this team on the condition he never take jump shots. And that he keeps wrecking opposing centers the way he did Brook Lopez above.
Often berated for his demonstrative persona, people must understand it's all a part of the package. Smith's volatility makes him the ruthless rim-rocker and shot-blocker that he is.
Anger-management therapy will be available, though.
When Green is on the court, he normally disappoints. He's not a particularly potent scorer, and his shooting and defense are only OK.
When he puts on the jetpack and soars toward the rim, that's when you have to be on the lookout for something special and, dare I say, gravity-defying.
Jordan almost made the cut because I know you saw what he did to Brandon Knight, but you can't ignore Howard here.
Superman can run the floor with the most hasty of wings and creates some serious space between his feet and the floor for someone his size.
Also, unlike Westbrook, he actually has a cape. That has to count for something.