Even into his 30s, Iguodala is still very much the same dynamic athlete he was when he entered the league. His speed and strength makes him great on both sides of the floor.
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2. Dwight Howard
Although Dwight Howard gets a bad rap around the league, the only reason he continues to get new opportunities is because of his dominating physical presence on both ends of the floor. His quick feet combined with his agility makes him a menace in the paint.
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3. Eric Bledsoe
Eric Bledsoe gives us regular sized people some hope, standing near 6 foot. His physical abilities allow him to overpower most players at his position on a given night. Earlier in his career, he was occasionally called “Mini-LeBron”, how many people can say that?
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4. Kenneth Faried
You don’t get the name “Manimal” by not being an absolute beast on the court. Although his main attribute is his energy, it’s backed by his incredible leaping and strength.
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5. DeAndre Jordan
No NBA player in their right mind is excited to see DeAndre Jordan in the paint when they are coming down the lane. Jordan has the athleticism of a smaller guard, but stands nearly 7 feet. His speed on the fast break combined with his ability to jump out of the gym makes him one of the better centers in the league.
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6. Kawhi Leonard
If you have the ability to guard the best player on the planet, LeBron James consistently you probably deserve to be on this list. Leonard was always physically gifted, but his talent has caught up to his body, making him one of the top forwards in the league.
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7. Serge Ibaka
Serge Ibaka, similar to Kawhi Leonard came into the league with the physical tools. Ibaka, now in Orlando is looking to really flex his muscles and show the NBA what he has outside of being the third wheel on his former OKC team.
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8. Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside has made himself into a top big-man in the league off of his shear physical presence. Whiteside sometimes takes heat for his off court antics, but he’s undeniably amazing for a man of his size.
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9. Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook is arguably the greatest athlete at the point guard position to ever play this game. Westbrook’s game is predicated off elevated physical skills including speed, quickness, and power. What goes under the radar is his condition, he never stops and is always moving at full-speed.
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10. LeBron James
LeBron James, the guy who can play all five positions with ease. James has always been a freak of an athlete that allows him to do anything on the court.
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11. Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler is not the quickest guy on the court, but makes up for it with his overwhelming strength. He is one of the few shooting guards who takes advantage of smaller players when posting up.
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12. Blake Griffin
Although some of the “Must See BG,” has begun to ware off, it’s not because of his declining athleticism. Blake Griffin came into the league built like a veteran. Griffin runs the floor, leaps, and handles the ball like a much smaller man. Coming off of an injury plagued year, Griffin is looking to return to form.