Apr 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) grabs a rebound over Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) in the second half during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the United Center. Chicago defeats Brooklyn 79-76. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
3. Brook Lopez
2012-2013 per-game statistics: 19.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 24.8 PER
Brook Lopez had the fifth highest PER in the NBA, behind only LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony. The Brooklyn Net is not the best defender on the floor and doesn’t quite have the rebounding numbers that other centers in the league have, but offensively, he is about as good as it gets. His post game is ever improving and he has excellent touch on jumpers. At just 25, Lopez still has a lot to learn and improve upon and playing alongside Kevin Garnett this season will be very beneficial for the big man. Look to see Lopez and the Nets improve greatly this year.