The NBA: 2013 Top 5 Players in Different Categories

These superstars are excellent in multiple categories.
Read on to find out which ones they are.
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The NBA regular season starts in less than a week. Predictions have been posted here and Power Rankings will come out next week. In the meantime, I thought of updating a list that I made last season regarding the top/best players in a certain category. Here, I listed five players who I currently believe are among the best in that basketball category that I created (over 20 groups). The players compiled do not necessarily translate to rankings since I just wrote the first five players that came to my mind. I gave more consideration to things that happened recently (2012-13 season). Also, I neglected to add rookies and I ignored injuries (Ex: Rondo, Kobe).


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On to the list!

Fastest in Transition with the ball 
derrick rose
russell westbrook
kyrie irving
ty lawson
john wall

Best Crossover/Handles 
kyrie irving
jamal crawford
john wall
steph curry
joe johnson

Best Shooters
dirk nowitzki
ray allen
klay thompson
kevin durant
steph curry

Best Pure Scorers
carmelo anthony
kevin durant
kobe bryant
russell westbrook
james harden

Best Finishers around the Rim
derrick rose
dwyane wade
lebron james
russell westbrook
tony parker

Best in circus/acrobatic shots
dwyane wade
tony parker
kyrie irving
james harden
derrick rose

Best Post-up Player
zach randolph
pau gasol
tim duncan
al jefferson
david west

Best Post Defender
kendrick perkins
joakim noah
marc gasol
tyson chandler
roy hibbert

Most Clutch
james harden
kobe bryant
lebron james
chris paul
kevin durant

Best In-Game Dunkers
blake griffin
lebron james
russell westbrook
derrick rose
kenneth faried

Best Floaters
tony parker
chris paul
mike conley
kyrie irving
brandon jennings

Best On-Ball Defender
lebron james
avery bradley
andre iguodala
iman shumpert
tony allen

Best Euro-Step
james harden
dwyane wade
manu ginobili
tony parker
chris paul

Best All-around Player
chris paul
lebron james
dwight howard
dwyane wade
paul george

Top Basketball IQ
steve nash
lebron james
chris paul
steph curry
rajon rondo

Best Alley-Oop Dunker
blake griffin
dwight howard
lebron james
javale mcgee
deandre jordan

Best Slashers/Penetrators
derrick rose
tony parker
dwyane wade
james harden
kyrie irving

One Man Fast Break
lebron james
derrick rose
kyrie irving
russell westbrook
dwyane wade

Best Catch & Shoot Guys
ray allen
kyle korver
kevin martin
jamal crawford
klay thompson

Best Pull-Up Shooters
kobe bryant
carmelo anthony
kevin durant
steph curry
james harden

Best Passers 
chris paul
steve nash
jose calderon
rajon rondo
lebron james

Best Pick & Pop Shooter
chris bosh
lamarcus aldridge
ryan anderson
dirk nowitzki
kevin durant

Best Pick & Roll Ball-handlers
tony parker
chris paul
deron williams
rajon rondo
steve nash

Best Screeners
nick collison
tyson chandler
tim duncan
marc gasol
andy varejao


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