Team: Indiana Pacers
Team record: 42-13 (First place, Central Division; No. 1 overall in Eastern Conference)
2013-14 stats: 11.6 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.3 APG, 2.5 BPG
True centers are hard to come by in today's NBA, but Roy Hibbert is certainly built in that mold. While Paul George grabs headlines for his jaw-dropping athleticism, Hibbert has quietly turned himself into one of the league's preeminent interior defenders, altering the shot of anyone who gets near him. At 7'2", he's the second-tallest player in the NBA behind only Hasheem Thabeet, and he uses every inch to disrupt play in the paint. In fact, his dominance has earned him the top defensive rating on Basketball Reference's rating system.