Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Position: Small forward
2014-15 stats: 25.5 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 3.9 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.9 BPG
What makes him smooth: An effortless jumper with long, easy strides down the floor
There might not be another NBA player who makes basketball look easier than Kevin Durant. Standing tall at 6’9” (with a 7’4” wingspan), there’s virtually no other player out there who has the size to block Durant’s shot when it’s made from the right angle. Still, many opponents try. Durant has made numerous shots with two or three guys waving their arms in his face, managing to sink the shot as if nobody was there at all. That’s true smoothness, when you can bury your shot like you’re all by yourself, even with an entire arena full of people watching.