The 2013-14 NBA season tips off on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and there will be no shortage of star power across the league this year. While injuries have robbed fans of Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook to start the season, the returns of Derrick Rose and Kevin Love will return to the league two of the game’s brightest young stars. Of course, old mainstays like Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, and Kevin Durant will be there, and each will surely be taking aim at the individual and team success of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat.
While the big names get much of the recognition, several players have made huge individual strides in recent seasons, and this year will continue their rise to among the league’s elite. Still others will continue their steady production, flying under the radar despite being among the world’s best players. While there are numerous players who just missed out being considered among them, these are the 25 Best Players in the NBA Today.