Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Position: Point guard
2014-15 stats: 21.0 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 5.3 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.3 BPG
What makes him smooth: Handles that will turn any defender inside out
There’s no real way to test this hypothesis, but Kyrie Irving is looking like the best dribbler in the NBA today. His spectacular handles can bring any defender to his knees, which is precisely when Irving loves to take the ball and effortlessly get to the rim for an easy finish. His dribbling is so good that it’s almost a shame when he defers to LeBron James to play point guard. Irving is also unafraid to put up a jump shot—this season he is posting his highest-ever shooting percentage on midrange jumpers between 16 feet and the three-point line.