Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
After leading the Clippers to the NBA playoffs, Paul was able to help Los Angeles get passed the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round and advance to the second around.
Despite getting sweep by the Spurs, Paul has been able to single-handedly turn around the struggling NBA franchise.
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Turning back the clock seems to come naturally to Kobe as he lead the league in scoring throughout the majority of the season at 33-years-old and 16 years in the NBA. The Lakers fell short to the Thunder in the second round of the playoffs, but Kobe showed he might have something more left in the tank.
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
After winning the NBA scoring title three years in a row at 23-years-old, Durant has become arguably the most dominant scorer in the league with an incredibly bright future.
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Winning a third NBA MVP award in four seasons, LeBron has cemented himself as one of the greatest players of all-time. Along with the distinction as arguably the best player in the league, the perennial All-Star has yet to win the elusive NBA title, but might accomplish that feat at seasonâs end.
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Despite going down with a season-ending back injury, Howard still put up incredible numbers for the Orlando Magic. The future of Howard in Orlando remains up in the air, but he continues to play at an elite level in the paint.
All-NBA Second-Team: Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder; Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers; Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves and Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers
All-NBA Third-Team: Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics; Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat; Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks and Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks