Team: Washington Wizards
Team record: 27-28 (Second place, Southeast Division; No. 5 overall in Eastern Conference)
2013-14 stats: 19.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 8.6 APG, 2.0 SPG
While it seemed risky for the Wizards to hand John Wall a five-year, max extension this summer after a hot stretch of play following last year's All-Star break, he has rewarded his team this season by earning his first All-Star selection and leading them into the thick of the playoff race. Wall ranks in the NBA's top 20 in points (20th), assists (4th), and steals (5th) per game, posting career-best numbers in all three categories. He has also been exceedingly durable, and currently ranks 7th overall in minutes played on the season. If he keeps this up, that new contract may end up being a bargain after all.