Team: Houston Rockets
2012-13 stats: 17.1 PPG, 12.4 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 2.4 BPG
Hopefully, for at least this season, we'll finally be free of any free agency-related drama and can get back to watching Dwight Howard dominate in the paint. While he had a slightly down year in 2012-13, let's not kid ourselves; D12 was still an absolute beast. Not only did he win his fifth rebounding title, but he also managed to play 35.8 minutes per night even as he was suffering through all manner of physical ailments for a Lakers team embroiled in a whole lot of drama. Now away from the circus and finally healthy, Howard figures to pair with James Harden to make the Rockets instant contenders in a talent-laden Western Conference.