25. James Harden
When Mike D’Antoni took over the Houston Rockets and moved James Harden to point guard, many skeptics questioned the switch. One MVP-worthy season later, and the basketball world has been put on notice. Already a 1-on-1 specialist, Harden has proven he can initiate an offense and find open shooters out of double teams. His status as a point guard is further complicated by Chris Paul’s arrival in Houston, but leading the league in assists for the 2016-2017 season warrants his place on this list. Expect the most unstoppable offensive threat in the league to challenge for the NBA assists title for the next 5-7 years.
24. Andre Miller
For a player that enjoyed a 17-year career in the NBA, it definitely seems like Andre Miller was overlooked. He was a double-digit scorer in his first 12 seasons in the league. Though he is one of the few players in league history with at least 16,000 points, 8,000 assists, and 1,500 steals, Miller was never selected as an All-Star. Amazingly enough, Miller – who was considered by many to be slow, overweight, and not athletic – managed to thrive in the post and wound up with the ninth-most assists in NBA history.