Team: Los Angeles Clippers
2013-14 Stats: 24.1 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.2 SPG
We're still sort of amazed by what BG was able to do last season. After spending his first few years in the NBA dunking just about every ball that came his way, he spent the summer of 2013 working on his post moves and his mid-range jumper. And all that work resulted in a significant increase in Griffin's scoring average. He still dunked—a lot—last season, but he also found other ways to score the basketball, which allowed his average to jump from 18.0 PPG during the 2012-13 season to 24.1 PPG last year. Last February, he even had a stretch of games that saw him score more than 35 points on five different occasions.
Early indications from the preseason are that BG might try incorporating a three-point shot into his arsenal. But even without it, he's transformed himself into a much more complete player in a very short amount of time. And as long as he continues to make progress, the Clippers are going to be a real threat to make a run to the NBA Finals every year.