MANDOM NBA Power 50 (5-1)

MANDOM NBA Power 50 (5-1)
These are the top 5 players from MANDOM's NBA Power 50 for the 2012-2013 season.

Remember, this list is based on a few factors:
  • One - how well they played last season when they saw action.
  • Two - players are ranked according to the likelihood that you'd build a team around them.
For example, it would be a toss-up to choose between the 49th and 50th best players, but it would be a no-brainer to choose between the 49th and 20th best players. Keep that in mind. And the last factor - this list is my opinion and if you don't like it or if you do, let me know in the comments or on Twitter (@EnigmatikBGDB).

5. Carmelo Anthony

2012 Power 50 Rank: 12
2012-2013 NBA All Star
2012-2013 All-NBA Second Team
2012-2013 regular season stats: 28.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks, 44.9% FG, 37.9% 3PT, 83.0% FT (67 games)
2013 playoff stats: 28.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.2 blocks, 40.6% FG, 29.8% 3PT, 88.5% FT (12 games)
Stat line of the year: 50 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block (4/2/13 vs MIA)

4. Tony Parker

2012 Power 50 Rank: 14
2012-2013 NBA All Star
2012-2013 All-NBA Second Team
2012-2013 regular season stats: 20.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.1 blocks, 52.2% FG, 35.3% 3PT, 84.5% FT (66 games)
2013 playoff stats: 20.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.1 blocks, 45.8% FG, 35.5% 3PT, 77.7% FT (21 games)
Stat line of the year: 37 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists (5/27/13 vs MEM)

3. Russell Westbrook

2012 Power 50 Rank: 7
2012-2013 NBA All Star
2012-2013 All-NBA Second Team
2012-2013 regular season stats: 23.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.3 blocks, 43.8% FG, 32.3% 3PT, 80.0% FT (82 games)
2013 playoff stats: 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 3.0 steals, 41.5% FG, 22.2% 3PT, 85.7% FT (2 games)
Stat line of the year: 37 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals (3/5/13 vs LAL)

2. Kevin Durant

2012 Power 50 Rank: 2
2012-2013 NBA All Star
2012-2013 All-NBA First Team
2012-2013 regular season stats: 28.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.3 blocks, 51.0% FG, 41.6% 3PT, 90.5% FT (81 games)
2013 playoff stats: 30.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.1 blocks, 45.5% FG, 31.4% 3PT, 83.0% FT (11 games)
Stat line of the year: 41 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block (4/27/13 vs HOU)

1. LeBron James

2012 Power 50 Rank: 1
2012-2013 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
2012-2013 NBA Most Valuable Player
2012-2013 NBA All-Star
2012-2013 All-NBA First Team
2012-2013 NBA All-Defensive First Team
2012-2013 regular season stats: 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.9 blocks, 56.5% FG, 40.6% 3PT, 75.3% FT (76 games)
2013 playoff stats: 25.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.8 blocks, 49.1% FG, 37.5% 3PT, 77.7% FT (23 games)
Stat line of the year: 40 points, 16 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block (2/26/13 vs SAC)

There you have it, the definitive list of the 2012-2013 top 50 players in the NBA. Injuries heavily impacted this year's list; as basketball fans we should all hope that next year's list doesn't get the injury bug. Will anyone end LeBron's reign of supremacy or will he make it three years in a row as the best player on MANDOM's NBA Power 50?

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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1 comment:

  1. i can't belieeeeeeeve Kobe is not in the top 2 or even the top 1.5 but... it's a fantastic list. You did a fantastic job.

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