Team(s): Timberwolves, Celtics
Stats: 131 G, 19.2 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 3.5 APG, 21.3 PER
Playoff accolades: 1x NBA Champion (in two Finals appearances)
Saddled with an inferior supporting cast for years in Minnesota, Kevin Garnett still managed to drag his team to the playoffs year in and year out. Their run to the 2004 Western Conference Finals saw KG play some of the best basketball of his career, averaging 24.3 points, 14.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game as the Wolves ultimately succumbed to injuries and fell in six games to the Lakers. After being acquired by the Celtics in 2007, Garnett's defensive focus intensified as he helped guide the Celtics to the Finals against the rival Lakers. In the deciding Game 6, he made several key plays and ended up with a vintage 26 point, 14 rebound, four assist, three steal performance as he finally won the first title of his storied career.