Best of the Best: Top 10 Players in the NBA

Sachin AroraCorrespondent IMay 31, 2010

Best of the Best: Top 10 Players in the NBA

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    The NBA consists of plenty of good players, so when you are choosing a top 10, it is pretty hard. There are big men, guards and wing players who all are huge assets to your team.

    How valuable are they, and what skill level they have determine how good you are. I'm going to try and make the best list possible, and hopefully you will agree with me.

    Honorable Mention-
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Chris Bosh
    Rajon Rondo
    Tim Duncan
    Joe Johnson
    Paul Pierce

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10. Steve Nash

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    Steve Nash is one of the greatest point guards ever, and even at the age of 37, is still one of the league's elite point guards.

    Nash is a great passer, a great shooter and a great playmaker.

    The only real flaw to his game is his defense, but it's pretty bad. Other than that, he's almost the perfect point guard.

9. Chris Paul

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    Chris Paul lost his status as the NBA's best point guard when he went down with that nasty injury. Many people forgot about how great CP3 really is in his absence.

    I still rank him in the top 10 for a reason. I believe next year he will be the league's best point guard once again, and silence haters.

    He's a complete player. He's quick, athletic and tough. Defensively, he's one of the league's best in stealing the basketball.

    Offensively, he can put up a double double or even a triple double. Just wait till next season.

8. Brandon Roy

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    Brandon Roy is really a competitor. Roy was projected to be out for the rest of the season with an injury to his knee, but battled back and played in the playoffs for the Trail Blazers. He plays with great heart and never complains.

    Aside from his attitude, Roy is one of the premier players in the league because he can score in just about any way.

    He can fade away, drive it, or just pull up in your face. Roy is extremely versatile and he's a decent defender. I'd be grateful if Roy led my team.

#7- Deron Williams

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    Deron Williams proved that he was the league's best point guard, for at least this season, with his incredible performance in the playoffs.

    Williams is a great player, and has a great basketball IQ. He has one of the nastiest crossovers in the league, and is a solid defender. He's a pretty good shooter, and has really matured since his rookie season. The Jazz are lucky to have this man running their squad.

#6- Dwight Howard

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    Dwight Howard is the best big man in the game, but he's a bit overrated. He didn't show that killer instinct when the Magic were challenged by the Celtics, and couldn't lead them to the Finals. Dwight is great under certain circumstances, but his free throw inability and lack of perimeter game puts him at a disadvantage.

    Don't get me wrong, he's a terrific player. He's an unreal defender, and has a pretty good post presence. Rebounding is probably the best part of his game, and scoring is probably the worst. Oh well, I wouldn't complain if I had Dwight on my team.

#5- Carmelo Anthony

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    Carmelo Anthony is a great player, and one of the league's best whether you like it or not. He lost in the first round of the playoffs this year, but his team didn't really help him out.

    Carmelo is a very versatile player. He's a great shooter, explosive and a good passer. Defensively, he's not great but he makes it up offensively. Carmelo is one of the best young players in the game today.

#4- Kevin Durant

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    Wow, this guy is good. Kevin Durant won the scoring title this year at the age of 21.

    That's ridiculous.

    His team gave the defending champs a run for their money, and Durant led the pack.

    There's so much you can say about this kid.

    His scoring touch is amazing, his rebounding is good, and his defense is pretty good as well. The crazy thing is, he's only 21. Some rookies are his age. That's crazy!


    I can't wait to see what he's like in five years. Was Kobe this good at 21. What about LeBron? Jordan?

#3- Dwayne Wade

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    Dwayne Wade has literally no supporting cast. I feel bad for him. Wade plays his heart out every night, and the Heat still are a one round and out team.

    Wade is a special player though. He's a great scorer and a great defender. He could be the best two way player in the league.

    This offseason Wade is a free agent, and if he wants to win, his best bet would be to leave Miami. Yes, I know it's a beautiful place and all, but with that supporting cast, who would want to play there?

#2- Kobe Bryant

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    Kobe is Kobe. He's not Jordan. He is however, one of the best players ever.

    What separates Kobe from other superstars is his killer instinct. He may not be having the greatest game, but when it counts, he'll do whatever it takes to win.

    He's a great defender, a great offensive player, and is very clutch. But you know that.

    When you watch Kobe, he hits shots that you wouldn't think are possible to hit. He's one of the greatest ever. He's Kobe Bryant.

#1- LeBron James

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    Yes, LeBron James is number one on this list. How can you be top two in scoring, and top 10 in assists. How is that possible?

    LeBron is only 25, meaning his best years have yet to come. That's scary. Yes, he lost in the playoffs, and he doesn't seem to have that killer instinct like Kobe yet, but LeBron's team didn't step up either.

    If you trade Kobe for LeBron, the Lakers are a better team than before. You know why? LeBron makes his teammates better. He is the offense of the Cavs. He creates everything. He's the complete package. He's the Most Valuable Player in the league.

    He already has two MVPs. And look at how much attention he's getting because of his free agency. I've never witnessed this before. He's LeBron James. And we are all witnesses.

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