Team: San Antonio Spurs
Position: Power forward
2014-15 stats: 14.7 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 3.2 APG, 0.9 SPG, 1.9 BPG
What makes him smooth: Picture-perfect fundamentals in the paint
“The Big Fundamental” really earned his nickname; Tim Duncan has been making things in the low post look easy for years. Whether it’s his patented bank shot, his baby hooks, or step back jumpers, Duncan’s offensive game has been predictable, yet unstoppable, since the day he stepped into the league. On defense, he is seemingly always in the right spot to alter a shot or grab a key rebound, playing alongside many lesser defensive-minded players throughout his career. Duncan also continues to keep the Spurs near the top of the NBA in most defensive metrics. Even at 38 years of age, Duncan just keeps right on ticking.