Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Team record: 37-18 (Second place, Northwest Division; No. 5 overall in Western Conference)
2013-14 stats: 21.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 5.8 APG
After participating in every single event during All-Star weekend, Damian Lillard has officially landed on the national radar after a Rookie of the Year campaign in 2012-13. In addition to improving his scoring average and three-point percentage, he has also contributed a number of memorable moments to this season's highlight reel and helped transform the Trail Blazers into a contender. Lillard ranks in the top 20 in the NBA in a number of key categories, including minutes played, field goals made, free-throws made, and assists per game, and with less than two years of NBA experience there's nowhere for him to go but up.