How to watch the NBA Playoffs: The best NBA teams and players to watch
The NBA playoffs will take place on February 13 and 14.
With that in mind, here are our picks for the most interesting players, teams and teams to watch.1.
Kawhi Leonard: Leonard will be a key player for the Spurs this season.
He will be joined by Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi.
Leonard will likely have to be the most efficient scorer in the NBA this season, but he will likely score in double figures.
He’ll be the third-leading scorer in NBA history behind Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.2.
Kevin Durant: Durant is not a great player, but that is why he is the MVP of the NBA.
He has the most assists in NBA annals and leads the league in points per game.
Durant has the highest triple-double average of all time and he is likely the best offensive player in the game.3.
LeBron James: James is a key part of the Cavaliers and the Cavaliers are likely to win the championship.
James has been one of the most productive players in NBA and will lead the league with 30 double-doubles this season with a career-high 35 assists.4.
LeBron is the reigning MVP of basketball, and he has been the MVP in the first five years of his career.
He is averaging 25.7 points per contest and shooting 55.2 percent from the field, including a career high 56.5 percent from three-point range.5.
Damian Lillard: Lillard has been a dominant player throughout his career and will be the key for Portland this season because he will lead all players in field goal percentage this season at 55.7 percent.
Lillard is shooting 51.5 from the free throw line and is also one of only four players in the league to average at least 12 points and five rebounds per game and not have an assist.6.
Russell Westbrook: Westbrook has led the Thunder to the Western Conference finals four of his five NBA Finals appearances and he will be one of many players to score in triple figures.
Westbrook is averaging 28.8 points and 9.6 assists per game this season and is shooting 45.7 from the floor and 46.3 from three.7 per game in the playoffs.7.
Carmelo Anthony: Anthony has been an elite player throughout the past two seasons and he was the MVP for the New York Knicks in 2016.
He’s averaging 25 points and 11 rebounds per contest for the Knicks and he also has the best assist rate in NBA postseason history at 57.9 percent.8.
LeBron has been in the MVP conversation for the past five seasons, but his team won two titles this year.
He averaged 29.2 points and 10.7 assists for the Cavaliers this season despite missing most of the postseason due to injury.9.
Damian Jones: Jones is one of several players who will be key players for the Jazz in their playoff run.
He had an outstanding postseason with 20 points and eight rebounds per night and will likely lead the team with 10 double-double performances.10.
Russell Curry: Curry is one the NBA’s best players and he’ll be key to the Warriors playoff run this season as they face the Utah Jazz in the second round.
Curry is averaging 23.9 points and 7.8 assists per contest this season for Golden State and will have a career best in steals.11.
Kevin Love: Love will have to lead the Timberwolves to a title this season after he averaged 22.5 points and 6.5 assists per night in the 2016-17 season.12.
Derrick Rose: Rose is the only player in NBA playoff history to lead his team in points and assists every season.
Rose has been averaging 19.2 rebounds per season and leads all players with 1,000 career blocks.13.
Kobe Bryant: Bryant will likely be the MVP this season when the Lakers face the Memphis Grizzlies in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Bryant is averaging 22.9 rebounds per team this season but he also averages 20.3 points per team.14.
DeMar DeRozan: DeRezan is the top scorer in all of basketball and he could lead the Raptors to a championship.
DeRuzan has averaged 19.3 rebounds per NBA regular season and his 17.9 assists per team are tied for the second-most in the entire league.15.
Russell Wilson: Wilson will be important to the Seahawks in their title run this year as he will have two MVP awards this season in three years.
Wilson is averaging 21.6 points per NBA playoff game and has made a career resurgence.16.
Derrick Favors: Favors is a huge part of Atlanta’s championship run this past season, and his performance in the postseason will likely decide the title.
Favors has averaged 20.1 points and 12.7 rebounds per postseason and has had a career playoff record of 30 wins.17.
Dwyane Wade: Wade will be in the Hall of Fame this season if he makes the All