Rodney Stuckey PG Detriot Pistons B minus: Stuckey is an underrated player and is the facilitator of the Pistons. At just 24, he averaged a career high 16.6 points per game last year. He has shot at least 80 percent from the line and 40 percent from the court in all of his three seasons. Stuckey is a player ready to break out.
Tony Parker PG San Antonio Spurs B plus: You may not realize it, but Parker is 28 years old and not 30 or above. Last year, everybody talked about Spurs backup point guard George Hill. However, Parker had the higher shooting percentage; average more assists and less turnovers; and averaged more points per game. TP is still the better point guard of the two PGs in SA.
Dwayne Wade SG Miami Heat A plus: To me, Dwayne Wade is the second best player in the league behind his teammate. We all know who I’m talking about. Wade has managed to cut down on his mistakes. Now that he has teammates to fall back on, his assists and supporting numbers should rise. He won’t be averaging 27 points per contest anymore, but he will still remain one of the top scorers in the league.
Jrue Holiday PG Philadelphia 76ers B minus: I am a huge fan of Jrue. This guy can shoot, and he performed very well last year despite being the youngest player in the NBA. Now that he has a year of experience under his belt, look for Doug Collins to instill him more into his offense. I expect the minutes, points, and assists to rise this year.
Chris Bosh PF Miami Heat A plus: Wow, two of the big three were randomly selected to be graded today. To tell the truth, it is very easy to pick stars randomly in the NBA. With the NFL grades, stars are few and far between. Anyway, Bosh is one of the premier offensive big men in the league. He averaged a double-double last year, posting career highs in shooting percentage; rebounds; and points. He shot over 50 percent. Those that criticize CB4 are coming out of nowhere. This guy is the second best big man in the league behind Dwight Howard. Bosh is going to be a monster down low, but just don’t expect big number statistics.