Published on August 30th, 2012 | by Timothy Makalinao1
Top 10 Best NBA Players 2011-2012 Season
Top 10 Best NBA Players 2011-2012 Season! Each and every one of these players has the talent to become number one this year if they explode. However, we have taken into account situations that may happen this year, and have determined who we believed will be the best player of the 2011-2012 season, and who the other Top 9 Best NBA Players for 2011-2012 season will be. With the best players from every position, these 10 players would make an amazing NBA Basketball Team. Now, Numeroten presents Top 10 Best NBA Players for 2011-2012 Season.
10. Chris Paul – 2010-2011 Stats – Assists 9.8 – Points Per Game 15.8 – Minutes 36.0 – Rebounds 4.1 – Steals 2.4 – Games Played 82 – Age 26 – Team Los Angeles Clippers – Position Point Guard
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This list is about who we believe is going to be best for the 2011-2012 season, and is only for this season, this is why Chris Paul lands in the number 10 spot. Now if Chris Paul plays at 100% all year there is a really big chance Paul would be a top 5 player playing for the number one spot. However, two things went against Chris Paul this year, the NBA Lockout and being in a new team, and a third if he gets hurt. The NBA lockout was so crucial because if he was traded earlier he might have been able to create a bond and chemistry with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he only had a few days to adjust to a totally different team. Furthermore, with a cut season every game counts, and we believe the time it takes for Chris Paul to get use to playing with the Clippers will affect his stats enough this season until he blasts off at the end of the season.
9. Amare Stoudemire – Assists 2.6 – Points Per Game 24.7 – Blocks 1.9 – Minutes 36.6 – Rebounds 8.1 – Steals 0.9 – Games Played 82 – Age 29 – Team New York Knicks – Position Power Forward
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A 6 time all-star, Amare Stoudemire looks like he is going to have another all-star year for the Knicks. An MVP contender last year, Amare did very well during his first year with the Knicks last year. In addition, with Carmelo Anthony as another scoring threat for the Knicks, this duo can really light up the board for the Knicks making them a primary playoff contender that can become the dark horse lead by Amare and Carmelo. Lastly, Amare is able to score consistently and get a lot of rebounds for the New York Knicks, but we do worry about his health during the season.
8. Carmelo Anthony – Assists 2.9 – Points Per Game 25.6 – Blocks 0.6 – Minutes 35.7 – Rebounds 7.3 – Steals 0.9 – Games Played 77 – Age 27 – Team New York Knicks – Position Small Forward
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With very similar stats to his counterpart in the New York Knicks, Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony was a great addition to the New York Knicks. Furthermore, the more time he gets adjusting to the Knicks the better he seems to get, which is why I believe he will be a tad bit better then Amare for the 2011-2012 season. With 2 prime all-star players in the New York Knicks they seem very strong in the NBA this year. Lastly, Carmelo Anthony did very well in the playoffs last year, which is what you need to make it deep into the playoffs.
7. Dirk Nowitzki – Assists 2.6 – Points Per Game 24.1 – Blocks 0.6 – Minutes 35.4 – Rebounds 7.3 – Steals 0.5 – Games Played 94 – Age 33 – Team Dallas Mavericks – Position Power Forward
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If this was only based on playoff performance in the 2010-2011 season, Dirk Nowitzki would be number one in a heart beat. Yet, Dirk had some of the lowest stats in the regular season he had in his whole career. Even though the decline was very minuscule, it puts into perspective the aging of Dirk Nowitzki. This is why Dirk lands in the number 7 spot because of the decline his career seems to be in. However, I do believe Nowitzki has 2 or 3 more years of basketball amazing enough to be in the top 10 best nba players, and the Mavericks are sure to be hungry for a repeat led by Nowitzki.
6. Kobe Bryant – Assists 4.6 – Points Per Game 25.1 – Blocks 0.2 – Minutes 34.1 – Rebounds 4.9 – Steals 1.3 – Games Played 92 – Age 33 – Team Los Angeles Lakers – Position Shooting Guard
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Undoubtably, one of the best players of all time, Kobe Bryant continues to show how good he is especially with his 5 NBA Championship rings, yet Kobe Bryant’s age has plagued him with injuries lately. It seems that Kobe hasn’t been able to play at 100% for a while which is what scares us the most. Even though Kobe said that he feels great this year, all the injuries he’s been having can really affect him this year. However, if Kobe can stay healthy all year I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he ends up being the best player of the NBA all season.
5. Dwayne Wade – Assists 4.5 – Points Per Game 25.3 – Blocks 1.2 – Minutes 37.6 – Rebounds 6.5 – Steals 1.5 – Games Played 97 – Age 29 – Team Miami Heat – Position Shooting Guard
The leader of the all-star trio of Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, it is scary how much talent Dwayne Wade has which especially shows up during the playoffs. During the finals it was an epic battle between Dwayne Wade and Dirk Nowitzki, cracking the top 5 Dwayne Wade has the talent to be number one, but with Chris Bosh and LeBron James on the team it is hard to breakout and have a great game when you have to share the ball with 2 other greats. This is why one of the few reasons Dwayne falls at number 5 is because he has to share the ball.
4. Dwight Howard – 2010-2011 Stats – Assists 1.3 – Points Per Game 23.2 – Blocks 2.3 – Minutes 38.0 – Rebounds 14.2 – Steals 1.3 – Games Played 84 – Age 25 – Team Orlando Magic – Position Center
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The best center in the NBA, Dwight Howard continues to be superman. The 3 time consecutive defensive player of the year, Howard scores consistently and plays excellent defense. The leader of the Orlando Magic Howard can single handedly lead a team to the playoffs. Yet, a trade during midseason may effect Howard and his stats while he adjusts into his new team.
3. Derrick Rose – Assists 7.7 – Points Per Game 25.0 – Minutes 37.4 – Rebounds 4.3 – Steals 1.0 – Games Played 81 – Age 22 – Team Chicago Bulls – Position Point Guard
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The MVP of the 2010-2011 season, Derrick Rose was considered by many as the best in the 2010-2011 season. Rose may also be the best this season to, if he can continue to excel in the league. With other rising stars climbing up the ladder, Rose will have to fight to keep his MVP Trophy. If Rose can keep up what he did last year, number one will be easy achieve for Derrick Rose. Furthermore, Derrick Rose showed last year in his deep run to the playoffs that he is capable of leading the Bulls into the finals, which is his job next year to fight of the rising Miami Heat.
2. Kevin Durant – Assists 2.8 – Points Per Game 27.9 – Blocks 1.0 – Minutes 39.6 – Rebounds 7.1 – Steals 1.1 – Games Played 95 – Age 23 – Team Oklahoma City Thunder – Position Small Forward
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Call it instinct or intuition, we truly believe Kevin Durant will be one of the best NBA players this year in the 2011-2012 season. Still only 23, Kevin Durant has a lot of talent left he still has not unlocked, which is why we believe his talent will truly explode and make him the number one player in the NBA. Furthermore, Durant looks very comfortable with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and is the true leader of the team. In addition, he was the league leader in point per game last year, and was barely behind LeBron James in rebounds. With more experience and a better core of surrounding players like Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant is sure to explode this year.
1. LeBron James – Assists 6.8 – Points Per Game 26.1 – Blocks 0.7 – Minutes 39.8 – Rebounds 7.7 – Steals 1.6 – Games Played 100 – Age 27 – Team Miami Heat – Position Small Forward
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The most hated player in the NBA, it is impossible to ignore LeBron James talent as a basketball player. Off the court he may be despised and hated, but on the court he is one of the best out there. A 2 time MVP, the Miami Heat are favorites to win the NBA Championship this year and are surely talented enough to do so. Even though Dwayne Wade may be the leader of the Heat, if LeBron James plays the way he usually does in the finals, in about 7 months we will be talking about how amazing LeBron James is and how clutch he really is. Yet, until that time comes (if ever) LeBron James will just have to hush criticizers by doing amazing in the regular season and translating those numbers during the playoffs to.