#1 Lance Stephenson – Some figured Stephenson’s only major asset was his commitment to defense and ferocious attitude. But we have seen a totally advanced Lance on offense. He has already recorded three triple-doubles this season and he has hit several clutch shots in the early portion of the season.

#2 Eric Bledsoe – Now we fully understand why he was so coveted in the trade market over the past year. The Suns landed a gem this past summer when they acquired Bledsoe in that blockbuster three-team deal and his blazing speed and improved outside shooting has Phoenix competing for a playoff spot this year.

#3 Arron Afflalo - When you look at the names of the players who average better than 20 points per game, you really start to appreciate what Afflalo has accomplished so far this season. He has joined the other elite players who can score with efficiency and reliability. It’s also noteworthy that Afflalo is an above-average defender.




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