F DIRK NOWITZKI
(left), Mavericks Third in MVP voting last two years.
F LEBRON JAMES,
Cavaliers Write him into this slot for the next decade.
G DWYANE WADE,
Heat Overtakes Kobe Bryant as premier two guard.
G STEVE NASH,
Suns His minutes and scoring may drop, but he remains the MVPG (Most Valuable
DO AS I SAY (AND
AS I DID)
It's no accident
that teams often take on the identity of the people who assemble them. Here's
how these outfits mirror the playing styles of their top basketball
Celtics He never met a shot he didn't like, and neither have his perimeter
gunners in Boston. They, too, have no interest in playing D.
Pistons Teamwork and defense won him two titles as a Detroit guard. They have
earned him one as team's president, with a second Finals appearance.
Timberwolves Critics said he lacked a killer instinct at power forward, and he
still can't finish ... building a champion around Kevin Garnett.
Warriors Even before Don Nelson's arrival this fall, Golden State was a
jump-shooting team with no inside presence at either end. Sound familiar?