Top Ten Players Heading Into the 2019 NBA Playoffs

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The playoffs are around the corner and it is time to be looking at the best players in it. These players have had a big regular season and look to carry it over to the Playoffs. The players on this list must be in the playoffs. (Note: the final two spots in the East are currently being contested, but as soon as we know which teams take those final two spots I may add their best player/players.)

The Top Ten

1 Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.

Giannis is a beast. A lot of people say he is the best player in the league. I kinda still think LeBron is number one, KD is number two and Giannis is number 3, but The Greek Freak is still MVP. The Bucks have secured the one seed in the East and I feel sorry for whoever is about to face them. I just want to see if his game will translate. - 2storm

The greek freak is the beast...play player right now no doubt..most say he can't shoot he only dunks and that's cool with me..MVP certainly..no JAmes harden please,its not about shooting 50 with 30 coming from FTs

2 Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the San Antonio Spurs and the Raptors.

Imagine, we have been seeing the Raptors really try and rest Kawhi. Imagine him when they unlock him. Kawhi has been amazing and I could see him going to another level in the Playoffs. Expect the Raptors to go far. - 2storm

3 James Harden James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

Harden has been amazing. People are saying he will run out of gas, but to be honest I haven't seen that yet. He is leading a very underrated Rockets squad and I feel like they can make some big big noise. - 2storm

Harden has a strong case to be the MVP. But while the Greek Freak could be the favorite, Harden probably has a Rockets team ready to make a run for it. - BUETBU91

4 Kevin Durant Kevin Durant Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He was MVP of the 2017 NBA Finals.

If the Warriors win the Finals again it will be mostly because of this guy. KD is a great player and I would probably like him more if he wasn't on the stupid Warriors. - 2storm

5 Stephen Curry Stephen Curry Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is one of the most beloved, as well as hated, stars in the NBA today.

Let's see if Curry actually shows up this year. Kidding aside the Warriors will really need him this year. They are not as strong as they were. - 2storm

6 Paul George Paul George Paul George is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.

The Thunder have kinda been slumping and they might have a hard first round matchup, but PG13 has still been lighting it up. If he can just get the team around him, who knows we could see an upset first round. - 2storm

7 Joel Embiid Joel Embiid Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.

We saw what Joel can do when he is locked in. He shut down Giannis. If we see a locked in Joel Embiid, the Sixers might just win the Championship. - 2storm

8 Damian Lillard Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

Lillard usually sucks in the Playoffs for some reason. Let's see if Dollar Dame can actually get out of the first round this year. - 2storm

He gonna be an animal on the court

9 Ben Simmons Ben Simmons Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.

Ben Simmons is a big part of this Sixers team and I can imagine a huge step in his progression in this year's playoffs. - 2storm

10 Chris Paul Chris Paul Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

Chris Paul is the X-Factor for the Rockets. If he shows up and he doesn't get injured I have the Rockets going to the Finals. Yep I said the FINALS. - 2storm

The Contenders

11 Draymond Green Draymond Green Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
12 Nikola Jokic Nikola Jokic Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.

Man this guy is balling this year! - RobertWisdom

13 Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.

He's got the most to prove this postseason. - RobertWisdom

14 Kyrie Andrew Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

The best point guard in the league best handles and amazing shot

15 D'Angelo Russell D'Angelo Russell

A beast he is gonna be a big player in the Playoffs. - 2storm

16 Blake Griffin Blake Griffin Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.
17 Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler
18 Al Horford Al Horford Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
19 Klay Thompson Klay Thompson Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
20 Rudy Gobert Rudy Gobert Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel Is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall with a wingspan of 7 ft 9 (2.36 m) long, he plays at ...read more.
21 Lamarcus Aldridge Lamarcus Aldridge LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
22 DeMar DeRozan DeMar DeRozan DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
23 Steven Adams Steven Adams Steven Funaki Adams is a New Zealand professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.
24 Tobias Harris Tobias Harris Tobias John Harris is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
25 Joe Ingles Joe Ingles
26 Louis Williams Louis Williams
27 Gordon Hayward Gordon Hayward Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
28 Eric Bledsoe Eric Bledsoe
29 Donovan Mitchell Donovan Mitchell
30 Clint Capela Clint Capela Clint N'Dumba Capela is a Swiss professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
31 Danilo Gallinari Danilo Gallinari Danilo Gallinari is an Italian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.
32 Brook Lopez Brook Lopez Brook Robert Lopez is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
33 Myles Turner Myles Turner
34 Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
35 Pascal Siakam Pascal Siakam
36 Montrezl Harrell Montrezl Harrell
37 Marc Gasol Marc Gasol Marc Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
38 Derrick White Derrick White
39 Jamal Murray Jamal Murray
40 Spencer Dinwiddie Spencer Dinwiddie
41 Andre Drummond Andre Drummond Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.
42 Marcus Smart Marcus Smart Marcus Osmond Smart is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
43 DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
44 C.J. McCollum C.J. McCollum
45 Boban Marjanovic Boban Marjanovic
46 J.J. Redick J.J. Redick
47 Nikola Vucevic Nikola Vucevic
48 Joe Harris Joe Harris
49 Caris LeVert Caris LeVert
50 Gary Harris Gary Harris
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