30. Dwyane Wade – Chicago Bulls
Far from the player he once was, future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade still remains one of the best players in today’s league. Despite his diminishing athleticism and lackadaisical effort on defense, the 34 year-old is still a master at finishing through contact and hitting clutch shots. Wade will be hoping for a renaissance year with his hometown Bulls in 2016-2017, while trying to prove Chicago wasn’t insane for handing him a two-year, $47 million contract.
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29. Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
Even after eight years in the league, the jury still remains out on whether or not Kevin Love is an NBA superstar. Love certainly looked the part of a franchise cornerstone in Minnesota, but has yet to translate that success to Cleveland. However, an NBA title has seemed to vindicate Love, proving his versatility and team-first mentality. Love has his struggles on the defensive end, but as one of the best stretch fours in the league with a potent post-up game, he is well deserving of cracking the NBA’s top 30.
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28. DeAndre Jordan – Los Angeles Clippers
With each passing season, DeAndre Jordan continues to climb the ranks among the NBA’s premier centers. Arguably the most athletic 7-footer the league has ever seen, Jordan’s rim protection and rebounding prowess keep him in the Defensive Player of the Year discussion every season. Although he is a liability at the free throw line and can’t make any shot beyond a dunk, Jordan has increased his scoring average eight straight seasons and has firmly established himself as a top-3 center in today’s league.
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