20. Blake Griffin
Griffin will ultimately end up somewhere much higher on this list once it’s all said and done. No longer will the shadow of Chris Paul cast over him and the Clippers franchise. He enters the next phase of his career as the undisputed “guy”. If Griffin ever manages to remain healthy, he would be a force. Since entering his rookie year, Griffin’s offensive repertoire has expanded, and his passing has improved tremendously. However, he hasn’t averaged double-digit rebounds since his second year. All the physical tools are in place for him, but time to make his ascension is running out.
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19. Shawn Kemp
Shawn Kemp is arguably the most explosive athlete to play power forward in NBA history. His thunderous dunks and locomotive drives to the basket earned him the nickname “Reign Man”, and boy, did he live up to it. Kemp led the SuperSonics to a franchise-record 64 wins, and an appearance in the NBA Finals (though they lost to the 72-win Chicago Bulls). From there, Kemp had an uneven end to his career. He became a distraction due to a contract dispute, threatened to sit out an entire season, and battled weight issues. He shuffled around multiple franchises before ultimately retiring in 2003.
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