Team: Houston Rockets
Stats: 81 G, 42.0 MPG, 31.1 PPG, 14.7 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.9 SPG, 1.5 BPG
Player Efficiency Rating: 26.8
Malone was an absolute force in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and his final season in Houston was certainly a memorable one as he took home his second MVP award. He finished first in the NBA in rebounding and second in scoring, and also led the league in minutes played as he shouldered a heavy burden on both ends of the floor for an otherwise lackluster Rockets squad.
During his remarkable season, he set personal bests in points in a game (53) and a season (31.1 PPG), and also set a league record for offensive rebounds in a game (21).