8. Kevin Garnett
"Official" position: Power Forward
Other position(s) played: Center
Career years: (1995-present)
Career stats: 19.1 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.3 SPG, 1.5 BPG
Accolades: 2004 NBA MVP, 1x NBA Champion, 15x NBA All-Star, 4x All-NBA First Team, 3x All-NBA Second Tean, 2x All-NBA Third Team, 2008 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 1996 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Grabbing the mantle from Hakeem Olajuwon as perhaps the most athletic big man in the NBA, Kevin Garnett made an immediate impact after coming into the league out of high school in the 1995 Draft. From the 1998-99 through 2006-07 seasons, Garnett averaged at least 21 points and 10 boards every game and shot 49 percent from the floor.
His athleticism made him a threat at the rim whenever he got the ball, but he was just as likely to spot up for a jumpshot as he sucked clunky big men away from the comfort of the paint in an attempt to guard him. He's also one of the best defensive bigs to ever play by commanding the paint like a man gone mad.