(Number in parentheses is age when the season begins.)
Toughest omissions: J. J. Redick, Rudy Gay, Dirk Nowitzki, Zach Randolph, Pau Gasol, Marcin Gortat
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To see the All-23 to 29 Years Old Team, click here.
DOB: 5/6/85 (32)
Paul enters his first season as a member of the Rockets, joining what is sure to be a dynamic backcourt between him and James Harden. CP3 had been named an All-Star each of the last nine seasons prior to last season. He has made the All-Defensive First Team for the last six seasons, and finished sixth in MVP voting in 2015 and 2016. Last season in 61 games, he posted per game averages of 18.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.2 assists, and 2.0 steals while also shooting a career-high 41.1% on threes.
DOB: 3/25/86 (31)
Lowry re-signed with the Raptors this offseason garnering a 3-year/$90 million contract. He has spent the last five season seasons with Toronto, and was named an All-Star in each of the last three. Last season in 60 games, he finished with career-highs in scoring average (22.4), field goal percentage (46,4), and three-point percentage (41.2%). He also averaged 7.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game on the season.
Conley is on everyone’s list for best players who have never appeared in an All-Star Game. During his 10th season in 2016-17, he accomplished career-highs in scoring average (20.5), rebounding average (3.5), field goal percentage (46.0), and three-point percentage (40.8). He also averaged 6.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
DOB: 5/6/86 (31)
After a disappointing 2015-16 season by his standards, Dragic regained his previous form seen previously in Phoenix last season. He tied his career-high averaging 20.3 points per game, while shooting 47.5% from the field and 40.5% from downtown. He also posted per game averages of 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals.
DOB: 5/4/86 (31)
Hill dealt with some injury woes last season, but was vital to the Jazz success in his 49 appearances. He parlayed his excellent season into a 3-year/$57 million contract with the Kings this offseason. His 16.9 points per game last season was a career-high, and he also shot effectively with a 47.7 field goal percentage and 40.3 three-point percentage.
DOB: 1/17/82 (35)
Whether Wade stay stays with the Bulls all season remains to be seen, but he was productive in 2016-17 in his first year with Chicago. It was his first time not making the All-Star Game in 13 years, but he still averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.
DOB: 10/27/86 (30)
“Sweet Lou” will turn 31 during the infancy stage of the upcoming season, but the super sub has provided instant offense off the bench for years. He averaged a career-high 17.5 points per game last season (with Lakers and Rockets), and the Clippers hope he can do much of the same this year as he will take over the role of the long-time super sub for Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford. Williams finished third in Sixth Man of the Year voting last season, and won the award in 2015.
DOB: 12/30/84 (32)
Not much explaining has to be done for the most obvious inclusion on this team. In his 14th season last year, he averaged career-highs in rebounding average (8.6) and assists per game (8.7). His 26.4 points per game were the 13th straight season he has averaged 25+. He shot 54.8% from the field, the seventh time in eight seasons he has shot over 50%. He has won three NBA titles, and has appeared in the NBA Finals seven straight years. The four-time MVP has finished in the top-5 of MVP voting each of the last 12 years.
DOB: 5/29/84 (33)
Melo still puts the ball in the bucket with the best of them, as he has averaged at least 20.8 points per game in each of his 14 seasons. The 10-time All-Star and 2012-13 scoring champ averaged 22.4 points per game last season along with 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists. It would be quite a scene if the Rockets finally find a way to acquire him from the Knicks as rumored, which would team him up with Chris Paul and James Harden.
DOB: 1/28/84 (33)
Iguodala is not asked to score nearly as much with the Warriors as he previously did with the 76ers, but is still an excellent defender for the team. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP finished second in Sixth Man of the Year voting last season, despite only averaging 7.6 points per game. He also posted per game averages of 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.0 steals, and shot a career-high 52.8% from the field.
DOB: 2/10/85 (32)
After making the All-Star Game in all four of his seasons with the Hawks, Millsap was rewarded with a 3-year/$90 million contact this offseason to join the Nuggets. He posted a career-high scoring average of 18.1 points per game to go along with 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.9 blocks. He made the All-Defensive Second Team in 2016.
DOB: 7/19/85 (32)
The five-time All-Star was scrutinized at times during last season’s playoffs, but is still a productive player in a Spurs system that doesn’t allow him the touches he used to see while with Portland. He averaged 17.3 points per game in 2016-17 along with 7.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
DOB: 1/29/85 (32)
The 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year was named to his third All-Star Game last season. After making just 12 threes entering last season, he connected on 104-268 (38.8%) in 2016-17. He finished with career-highs with 19.5 points and 4.6 assists per game. He also averaged 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, and shot an impressive 83.7% from the charity stripe.
DOB: 6/3/86 (31)
The four-time All-Star played a large role in helping the Celtics earn the top regular season record in the Eastern Conference in his first year with the club. His passing skills are matched by very few for men of his stature, and he averaged a career-high 5.0 assists per game in 2016-17. He also had per game averages of 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks.
DOB: 12/8/85 (31)
Howard catches a ton of flak and isn’t nearly the dominant force he was in his earlier years with the Magic, but he is still a very productive player. In his first year with the Hawks last season (and only as he was traded to the Hornets in the offseason) he averaged 13.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game while shooting a career-high 63.3% from the field. He has averaged a double-double in points and rebounds in all 13 of his NBA seasons.