Top 5 most potent offensive weapons in the NBA
1. Dwyane Wade, Heat
Wade was an offensive threat the moment he stepped onto an NBA court. He averaged 16.2 points in his rookie season, and bumped that average to 24.1 the following year. He led the Heat to the NBA title in just his third season and was named Finals MVP. His fearless attitude and ability to get into the lane helped him average a career-best 30.2 points per game this season. Injuries have hampered him before, but he played in 79 games this seaosn.
2. Kobe Bryant, Lakers
Bryant jumped to the NBA right out of high school, so it took a couple of years for him to start to fully reach his potential. Since then, he has been one of the NBA's toughest players to contain. He can take it to hoop off the dribble and can shoot daggers from downtown. He's arguably the most dangerous crunch time player since Michael Jordan.Bryant has averaged more than 30 points three times in his career and has averaged 25.1 points in his career.
3. LeBron James, Cavaliers
King James couldn't have received more hype before coming into the NBA from high school, but he hasn't disappointed. Kevin Garnett averaged 10.4 points per game in his rookie year. Kobe Bryant averaged 7.6. LeBron averaged an astounding 20.9 ppg. In his six seasons in the NBA, he's put up 27.5 points per game. He's one of the league's best finishers, and although his jump shot was spotty coming into the league, he has improved upon that facet each season.
4. Kevin Durant, Thunder
At 6-foot-9, Durant is one of the hardest guys to guard in the NBA. He can post up and take it down low, but his silky smooth stroke makes him a threat from outside as well. He shot just 22 percent from downtown his rookie season but improved upon that by leaps and bounds this year, shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc. With just two seasons under his belt, the sky is the limit for Durant. In time, he could top this list instead of being just No. 4.
5. Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks
Nowitzki is arguably the best 7-foot shooter to have ever played the game. Nowitzki drives to the hoop and posts up when he has to, but what sets him apart is his touch from the outside. With a career 3-point shooting percentage of just under 38 percent, he's almost impossible for power forwards to guard. But he's too big for small forwards to get the job done. He's averaged 22.7 points per game in his career, with a 25.9 ppg average this season.