The best lineup of NBA players born in the year of the Dragon

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Point Guard – Russell Westbrook

Date of birth: November 12, 1988

Honors: 9x All Star, 9x All-NBA, 2x Scoring Champ, 3x Assists leader, 1x MVP

Average stats: 21.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists

Westbrook is one of the outstanding centers in NBA history. Although he has a weakness in his ability to throw the ball, and struggled when the NBA focused more on long shots, Westbrook still has a place in NBA history. He is one of the defenders with the most speed and explosive playing style.

Russell Westbrook LA Clippers

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Westbrook not only has excellent offense but also has good defense and support for his teammates. He is currently the player with the most Triple-doubles (3/5 points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks reaching 10 in a game) in NBA history with 198 times. It may be a long time before a defender can surpass this achievement of Westbrook.

Westbrook is currently playing for the LA Clippers and is working towards his first NBA championship.

Shooting Guard – Stephen Curry

Date of birth: March 12, 1988

Trophies: 10x All Star, 9x All-NBA, 2x Scoring Champ, 2x NBA three points contest, 2x MVP, 4x NBA Champion, 1x MVP Finals

Average stats: 24.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.4 assists

Curry was the leader in the Golden State Warriors’ era of NBA dominance (2015-2019). He is the one who changed the way of playing and thinking of the entire NBA thanks to his three-point shots. The entire league must change and learn from Curry. He is widely recognized as the greatest three-point shooter the NBA has ever produced.

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In addition to his ability to score points, Curry is also very good at supporting his teammates. Curry has had 3,603 successful three-point shots, far ahead of second place Ray Allen by 630. With Allen retiring, the gap between him and the pitchers behind him will continue to widen further in the future.

Curry is still playing for the Warriors, and continues his goal of winning another championship with the home team at Chase Center.

Small Foward – Kevin Durant

Date of birth: September 29, 1988

Trophies: 14x All Star, 10x All-NBA, 4x Scoring Champ, 1x MVP, 2x NBA Champion, 2x Finals MVP

Average stats: 27.3 points, 7 rebounds, 4.4 assists

Durant is one of the best scorers in NBA history. He has a comprehensive set of scoring skills, from close to the basket, average shooting to three-point shooting. Durant is the final piece of the puzzle that creates the Warriors’ glorious dynasty. His appearance makes the Warriors too strong compared to the rest of the tournament. Durant brought the Warriors two NBA championships and became the Finals MVP both times.

Kevin Durant Phoenix Suns

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Durant is one of the few players in the NBA who is labeled unstoppable. With a height of 2m11 and an ideal body shape for a basketball player, no one is confident that they can mark Durant in a one-on-one match. Durant is currently playing for the Phoenix Suns and is trying to win his first NBA championship since leaving the Warriors.

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Power Foward – Zion Williamson

Date of birth: July 6, 2000

Title: 2x All Star

Average stats: 24.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists

Zion Williamson is considered one of the brightest talents in the NBA since LeBron James in 2003. He possesses remarkable strength, resilience and speed and played at an All-Star level right in the new season. soldiers. However, Williamson’s problem is hypersensitivity to injury.

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Having to take so much time off from competition has significantly affected Williamson’s ability to develop. 2023/24 is his 4th season in the NBA, and is considered unable to develop explosively as everyone expected. Williamson is currently playing for the Pelicans and is still on the path to asserting himself.

Center – Brook Lopez

Date of birth: April 1, 1988

Titles: 2x All- Defensive NBA, 1x All Star, 1x NBA Champion

Average stats: 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists

Brook Lopez appears to be less famous than the rest of the names in the squad, but not many centers are still in the NBA at his age. Center is a special position where players have to compete fiercely and spend a lot of effort. Therefore, the fact that Lopez still maintains his physical condition and is one of the best defensive midfielders in the league at the age of 35 is impressive.

Brook Lopez Milwaukee Bucks

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Lopez has a knack for defense, his ability to protect the basket is impressive, and age does not affect him. Last season, Lopez was a center on the NBA’s No. 1 defensive team. Not only does he defend well, Lopez also supports the attack quite well, notably his 3-point ability. He achieved a 34.6% efficiency at the three-point line, a very good performance for a center forward.

Lopez is a reliable stopper on the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2021 NBA championship path. This season, Lopez and the Bucks are working towards winning the NBA championship again.

Reserve squad

PG: Tyrese Haliburton SG: Tyrese Maxey SF: Rui Hachimura PF: Kevin Love C: Javale McGee

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