Best player in NBA position by position: Dwight, Love, Lebron, Kobe, Deron

deron williams

One of the greatest things about basketball is how simple the positions are: 1-5. Instead of saying “power forward” or “point guard” you can just say “the four” or “at the one.” And this is what’s lacking in both the All-NBA team and the USA Olympic Dream Team. The All-NBA selections are the top five players in the league, regardless of position. The ’09-’10 team lacked a four or a one; last year’s team also lacked a four.

However, this team I’ve assembled is just the best at each position, not the top five players and not the top five who might play best together. I gave no regard to team chemistry issues.

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All-NBA Team Announced, D. Rose, Lebron Rockin’ the Most

Derrick Rose Bulls

Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, the NBA MVP, and LeBron James of the Miami Heat, winner of the two previous MVP awards, headline the 2010-11 All-NBA First Team. James was the lone unanimous choice, receiving all 119 first-place votes.

Joining James and Rose on the First Team are Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic.

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