#1 Brook Lopez
Cohen’s Analysis: Kevin Garnett recently said he is in “awe” of Lopez’ blend of skills and size. Sure, he may not be the most gifted rebounder and his mechanics are slightly unorthodox, but Lopez’ offensive repertoire and improved defensive competence are very impressive.
While his stats may not jump off the page as a result of playing alongside a slew of fellow All-Stars, Lopez will still manage to post superior numbers. He, by and large, is the key to Brooklyn’s quest of winning the title this season.
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