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2013 NBA Player Rankings 6-10

Posted By David Gaulman On October 31, 2013 @ 4:43 PM In Insider - Magic,NBA | No Comments

#10 Dwayne Wade
MiamI Heat|SG| Age: 31
2012-13 Stats
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT% PER
69 21.2 5.0 5.1 .521 .725 24.04
While the Eastern Conference has gotten better, Wade’s biggest competition this year will be father time. I still consider him a top 10 player because of his ability to do what the team needs to win and show dominance in stretches. He doesn’t get enough credit for his unselfishness. If the Heat win another championship this year that will be Wade’s 4th and he will enter into the discussion as one of the greatest shooting guards ever.

#9 James Harden
Houston Rockets|SG| Age: 24
2012-13 Stats
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT% PER
78 25.9 4.9 5.8 .438 .851 23.00
Oklahoma City is still reeling after the departure of Harden. Most people close to the situation tell me the move was more about him wanting to showcase his talents not about money. With the addition of Dwight Howard and the sharp shooting of Chandler Parsons, Harden will have the pieces around him to elevate to all-pro status.

#8 Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City|PG| Age: 24
2012-13 Stats
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT% PER
82 23.2 5.2 7.4 .438 .800 23.98
If your not sure of the importance Westbrook has for the Thunder just look at the teams last playoff appearance. Even though the 24-year-old point guard is a little too score first then pass, there is no denying his presence when on the floor. Without Westbrook the Thunder become more predictable on offense. Look for him to have a great bounce back year following last seasons knee injury.

#7 Tony Parker
San Antonio Spurs|PG| Age: 31
2012-13 Stats
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT% PER
60 20.3 3.0 7.6 .522 .845 23.10
The Spurs were only seconds away from winning yet another NBA championship before a few missed free throws and a Ray Allen three changed the out come of history. Now that Tim Duncan is a year older and Manu is showing a decline in play, more will be asked of Parker this year. His ability to score in the paint is the best in the league from any position, he will have another MVP caliber year.

#6 Dwight Howard|C| Age: 27
2012-13 Stats
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT% PER
76 17.1 12.4 1.4 .578 .492 19.48
Now that Howard is on a team he actually wants to play for with less expectations and media scrutiny look for the leagues best big man to have a break out season. After snagging 26 rebounds on opening night against the Bobcats, you can just see and feel a new vibe coming from D12. Playing with unselfish players like James Harden and Jeremy Lin, Howard will get many touches and scoring opportunities.

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