27. Emmanuel Mudiay – Denver Nuggets
2017 Stats (as of 4/14/2017): 11.0 PPG, 3.9 APG, 3.2 RPG, 0.7 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 37.7 FG%, 31.5 3PT%, 25.6 MPG
After a somewhat promising rookie campaign, Mudiay tailed off big-time in 2016. There was a large chunk of the season in which he was completely benched in favor of 35-year-old PG Jameer Nelson. Mudiay struggles immensely to shoot the ball, and is the poster child for “inconsistency.” At this point, it’s anyone’s guess as to his longterm future in Denver.
26. Tony Parker – San Antonio Spurs
2017 Stats (as of 4/14/2017): 10.1 PPG, 4.5 APG, 1.8 RPG, 0.5 SPG, 0.0 BPG, 46.6 FG%, 33.3 3PT%, 25.2 MPG
Parker is not the same player he once was. As he approaches his 35th birthday, Parker’s lost much of what made him such a dynamic player. He’s not routinely beating players off the dribble anymore, and his three-point percentage has plummeted. The Spurs’ magnificent system helps to mask his deficiencies as a player, but it’s only a matter of time until San Antonio brings in a younger option.
25. Darren Collison – Sacramento Kings
2017 Stats (as of 4/14/2017): 13.2 PPG, 4.6 APG, 2.2 RPG, 1.0 SPG, 0.1 BPG, 47.6 FG%, 41.7 3PT%, 30.3 MPG
Collison’s been a bright spot amidst a truly bizarre season for Sacramento. Forced into a starting spot out of necessity, the UCLA product put up decent numbers for the Kings. As a backup point guard, he’s one of the best in the league. His career would be helped even further by playing for a good team. As a starter, he’s certainly on the lower end of the totem pole (as evidenced by his ranking in this piece).
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