Can a player have two breakout seasons? We’d call Isaiah Thomas the first, except he managed to get even better after the 2015-16 season when he made enough noise to be named an All-Star for the first time in his career. The 28-year-old Boston Celtics point guard is averaging 29.8 points per game—up from 22.2 points last season—and has scored 20 or more points in 40 consecutive games. After he led the league in scoring (32.9 PPG) and tied for fifth in the East in assists (6.9 APG), it was only right that he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January. He’s shooting a league-high 91.8% from the free-throw line, and if that’s not enough, no one is averaging more points in the fourth quarter than Thomas. Even Tom Brady thinks Thomas belongs in the winners circle. —Dria Roland