Team: Memphis Grizzlies
2012-13 stats: 14.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 4.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 1.7 BPG
Even though he didn't make the All-Star team in 2012-13, Marc Gasol still managed to assert himself as perhaps the best center in the NBA. He was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-NBA Second Team, although curiously was also only named to the All-Defensive Second Team in favor of both Joakim Noah and Tyson Chandler. Nevertheless, Gasol was and continues to be the anchor at the heart of the Grizzlies' defense, and he has refined has offensive game as well, becoming a reliable option down low. Last season, he was one of just five players in the NBA to average at least 14.0 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and 1.5 blocks per game, and of that group he was the only one who spends the majority of his time down on the block.