Top Ten NBA Players in Los Angeles

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Feb 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Nick Young (1) shoots a jump shot over the defense of Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

9. Nick YoungLakers Guard/Forward – 2012-13 Stats: 10.6 ppg, 35.7 3pt percentage

 

Young is a potent, dynamic and proven scorer in the NBA. Young had more of a reduced role with the 76ers last year, but has had productive scoring years with the Washington Wizards where he achieved a career high 17.4 ppg average in 2010-11 season.

 

Young is adept at getting his own shot off the dribble but still a good enough of a shooter that he is effective spotting up in catch and shoot situations or coming off screens. Young is also an above average athlete and ball handler that can slash, rise up and finish around the rim. It is every other aspect outside of scoring in Young’s game that keeps him from being more than a fringe NBA player.

 

8. Chris KamenLakers Center – 2012-13 Stats: 10.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 50.7 FG percentage

 

While Chris Kamen has the appearance of a player that is on the last legs of his NBA career, he is still relatively young (31 years old) and has quite a bit of basketball left in him. Kamen is one of the few big men that actually has a polished back to the basket game. Kamen has an array of low post moves, a soft touch, can use both hands and also has a nice mid range shot. Unlike most big men, Kamen shoots free throws very well as his 74 career free throw percent shows. It is that offensive ability that earned him a spot in the NBA All Star game in 2010 when he was a member of the Clippers. Kamen is an average rebounder and defender for his position, but is surprisingly spry and coordinated for a guy his size.

 

Tally

 

Lakers: 3 players

 

Clippers: 1 player

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