3. Pau Gasol
Much like Chris Bosh, fans have a love-hate relationship with Gasol. But his body of work speaks for itself. Akin to Tim Duncan, he’s the model of consistency. He’s hovered around his career averages of 18.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.7 blocks per game almost every season of his career. And he proved to be the missing piece for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, winning back-to-back championships along the way. This season is a critical one for Gasol in terms of his placement on this list. With a lot of guys vying for his spot, how will he respond?