1) Paul George: Indiana Pacers (Small Forward)- Paul George is one of the best two way players in the NBA today. He can defend the opposing team’s best perimeter player 1 on 1. He uses his long arms to deflect errant passes and start a fast break in transition. He’s also evolving as the Pacers leader in the locker room. George has also made big strides in shooting the ball, so far this year he’s shooting .461% from the field and he shoots .406% from 3point range. He leads in the Pacers in scoring with 23.8 points per game. At 23, George is clearly the Pacers go to man and he’s also launched himself right into the NBA MVP race.
2) Damian Lillard: Portland Trailblazers (Point Guard)- Last Season’s Rookie Of Year picked up right where he left of last season. So far Lillard is averaging 21.5 points per game and dishing out 5.8 assists per game. He’s also developing a knack for closing the opponent and hitting the game winning basket. He beat Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavs in back to back games by knocking down the game winning shots. So far the Blazers have 23-5 record and have been the surprise of the early part of the season in the NBA. If Blazers keep winning don’t be surprised if you hear Lillard’s name being mentioned at the end of the season among the upper echelon point guards in the league.
3) Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors (Point Guard)- The Baby Faced Assassin Steph Curry is among the top tier when it comes to shooting the basketball. He’s one of the most exciting players to watch the NBA. Along with teammate Klay Thompson the duo called “The Splash Brothers” terrorizes defenses on a nightly basis. Curry is more than a shooter, he can drive and finish with either hand around the basket and is among the league leaders in steals. Curry is averaging 24.3 points per game while handing out 9.2 assists per game. He’s shooting .459% from the field, .415 from 3point range and knocks down over 88% on his free throws. Curry is a guy that when he gets hot look out because his torrid pace can last entire game.