April 21, 2018

LeBron James All-Star team

Brian Windhorst wrote about LeBron James’ current supporting cast after Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Pacers series. Here is the LeBron James All-Star team, the best teammates of his 15-season career:



STARTERS | LeBron, plus two teammates from his Heat championship teams and two from his Cavaliers championship team. Three titles and seven consecutive NBA finals appearances.

Point forward | LeBron James, Cavaliers-Heat. 27.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 54.7 2-point shooting, 34.4 3-point shooting, 73.9 free throw shooting, 1.6 steals, 27.7 PER, 219 win shares, 14 All-Star selections, 13 All-NBA selections. [2004-18]

Guard | Dwyane Wade, Heat-Cavaliers. 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 53.5 2-point shooting, 75.1 free throw shooting, 1.6 steals, 24.5 PER, 37 win shares, four All-Star selections, three All-NBA selections. [2011-14, 2018]

Forward | Chris Bosh, Heat. 17.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 52.9 2-point shooting, 81.3 free throw shooting, 1.0 blocks, 19.4 PER, 34 win shares, four All-Star selections. [2011-14]

Guard | Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers. 22.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 49.9 2-point shooting, 38.7 3-point shooting, 88.3 free throw shooting, 1.3 steals, 21.7 PER, 24 win shares, two All-Star selections, one All-NBA selection. [2015-17]

Forward | Kevin Love, Cavaliers. 17.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 47.7 2-point shooting, 37.7 3-point shooting, 84.2 free throw shooting, 20.1 PER, 30 win shares, two All-Star selections. [2015-18]



BENCH | Mostly post players, but Mo Williams, Ray Allen and Shane Battier give this group enough versatility. LeBron played eight seasons each with Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Anderson Varejao.

Center | Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cavaliers-Heat. 12.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 48.2 2-point shooting, 79.3 free throw shooting, 1.5 blocks, one All-Star selection, 18.4 PER, 48 win shares. [2004-11]

Guard | Mo Williams, Cavaliers. 16.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 47.2 2-point shooting, 43.2 3-point shooting, 90.4 free throw shooting, 16.7 PER, 18 win shares, one All-Star selection. [2009-10, 2016]

Center | Anderson Varejao, Cavaliers. 7.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 52.3 2-point shooting, 60.0 free throw shooting, 14.7 PER, 33 win shares. [2005-10, 2015-16]

Forward | Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers. 7.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 57.6 2-point shooting, 58.4 free throw shooting, 15.3 PER, 25 win shares. [2015-18]

Forward | Drew Gooden, Cavaliers. 11.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 48.7 2-point shooting, 74.0 free throw shooting, 17.0 PER, 24 win shares. [2006-08]

Guard | Ray Allen, Heat. 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 50.1 2-point shooting, 39.8 3-point shooting, 89.4 free throw shooting, 13.8 PER, 9 win shares. [2013-14]

Forward | Shane Battier, Heat. 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 45.0 2-point shooting, 38.2 3-point shooting, 71.4 free throw shooting, 9.8 PER, 10 win shares. [2012-14]

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