By Max Zavidow
The end of the NBA season is quickly approaching. MVP votes will be tallied, playoff seeds will be finalized, and the All-NBA teams will be decided. This is this years projected first, second, and third team for the 2014-15 NBA campaign.
Russell Westbrook- Westbrook has been unstoppable. He has been putting up numbers unseen in the NBA in years. Without the presence of Durant, Westbrook has single handedly kept the OKC Thunder in the playoff race, and has made them one of the most dangerous lower level seeds ever.
27.6 PPG 8.7 APG 7.3 RPG 2.1 SPG
Stephen Curry- Curry has led the GSW charge this year. With him commandeering the floor, the Warriors are in a position to run away with the best record in the NBA. Anytime the ball is in his hands, the fans can expect something magical from the deadly 3-point sniper who is always more than willing to put his teammates before himself.
23.7 PPG 7.8 APG 4.2 RPG 2.1 SPG
James Harden- Harden can flat out score. And he can do it whenever he wants, regardless of who is on the other end. Similarly to Westbrook, Harden has been playing the majority of the season without his partner is crime. Without Dwight Howard by his side, Harden has willed his Rockets team to a top seed in the West, and has done it by being a two-way player for the first time in his career.
27.6 PPG 7.0 APG 5.7 RPG 1.9 SPG
Lebron James- In his first season back with the Cavs, James has overcome early season turbulence to have his team finally gelling at the right time and playing well enough to be the most dangerous team in the East heading into the playoffs for the first time since his untimely departure from the land. James exemplifies the “we, not me” attitude better than anyone else, making sure his teammates look as good as he does. Even playing less minutes, he is still the best player on the court whenever he is full speed, and it seems in an effort to ensure his health come the postseason. The plan seems to be about ready to take action.
25.7 PPG 7.3 APG 5.9 RPG 1.6 SPG
Anthony Davis- For the past few years, Davis had been described as a star in the making. This season, he finally took form as the most dominant big man in the game. Nobody protects the rim like he does, and the scariest part of his game is that it still has so much more to develop. This is only the beginning for Anthony Davis, and everyone outside of New Orleans should proceed with caution in the future.
24.6 PPG 10.4 RPG 1.5 SPG 3.0 BPG
Chris Paul, Jeff Teague, Lamarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Demarcus Cousins
John Wall, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson, Nikola Vucevic