1. Derrick Rose: PG, Chicago Bulls
Rose is starting to become one of the great young point guards in the league. But unless the addition of Carlos Boozer can put them over the edge, Rose may not get a chance to win a ring, with the Eastern Conference improving very quickly.
2. Kevin Durant: SG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Durant is the reigning scoring champion for a reason! He can flat out score. But until the Kobe Bryant era is over, the Thunder and Durant will need to wait till that happens, before they have a chance.
3. Carmelo Anthony: SF, Denver Nuggets
Carmelo is another great scorer in this league. A peer scorer. But his problem is that he is on a team that is good, but not good enough to knock off the Lakers. But I do thing the Nuggets will be the surprise team come next season!
4. Amar'e Stoudemire: PF, New York Knicks
Amar'e best chance was to stay in Phoenix, unless the Knicks are able to bring in Chris Paul or another star player off the wing to score the ball, and help relieve the pressures off of Amar'e.
5. Chris Paul: PG, New Orleans Hornets
Chris Paul is the best point guard in the game, and if he does not leave the Hornets for the Knicks or a contender like the Magic, he will not be able to win a ring, unless the Hornets are able to get another player to score off the wing.