The NBA is where amazing happens, where the league’s brightest stars draw us in with dunks and blocks and impossible shots. The very best players are incredible combinations of talent, skill and athleticism, and compared to a normal fan they are the peak of basketball perfection.
When compared to one another, however, weaknesses start to become clear. Even the best players alive have room to improve. During the grind of a season players are mainly just surviving; that means to improve, to chase that ultimate perfect, players have to leverage time off in the offseason to grow and improve.
No player in the NBA is perfect. What off-season weakness should each of the league’s Top 30 players have worked on this summer?
To identify one weakness each of the league’s best should have addressed this offseason, we ranked the 30 best players in the league. Then we went through each one and identified one area that they need to improve in. Why is it important for them to work on that?
The rankings are in order, but more meant to lay players in a general ranking up to #1. If any of these players do come back having improved on those weaknesses then they could easily move up the rankings and push others down, so consider them somewhat fluid. Let’s start with a player whose weaknesses are about as glaring as they get: Ben Simmons.
Honorable mentions (just missed the Top-30 cut): Jaylen Brown, De’Aaron Fox, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Lowry, Julius Randle, Russell Westbrook