Times are changing very fast, with the old guards exiting the scene, and new talent cropping up in the NBA. In this article, we have listed the top three best players in the NBA 2019/2020 season.
1. Kawhi Leonard
Two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard is the best player in the NBA right now, and with the recent pairing with the sensational Paul George, the two will be a weapon for the Los Angeles Clippers. He helped the Raptors become champions and is proving to be an asset for his new club as well. One of his most remarkable moments was his series-winning, buzzer-beater in the Eastern Conference Finals.
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
Also known as the Greek Freak, the 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is a dominant force in the NBA. The 6’11 giant averaged 27.7 points per game and 12.5 rebounds. The three-time All-Star was very influential for the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, and even though they lost, he was unstoppable, managing to split the NBA champions’ defence over and over again.
3. LeBron James
While old age could be catching up with the three-time NBA championship winner and 15-time All-Star, he is still a force to be reckoned with. His current team might not be performing very well. However, James can still pull out some great performances, especially with the introduction of Anthony Davis. At 35, there’s still a lot of energy in the four-time NBA MVP. While his first season at Laker was marred by injury, he still averaged 27.4 points per game. From the look of things, he will surely deliver, at least on a personal level.
The above are the best in the game right now, but as time goes by, there might be a few shifts, either upwards or downwards. Other players worth mentioning include James Harden, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokić, and Kevin Durant.