The best NBA players of 2016 | ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski

The best players of the NBA’s second half of the year are back.

The list includes a lot of familiar faces, but it also includes some big names that you may have missed in the last couple weeks.

Here’s the best of 2016: 1.

Isaiah Thomas: Celtics, Boston Celtics (6.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG) 2.

Damian Lillard: Blazers, Portland Trail Blazers (7.3 PPG) 3.

LeBron James: Cavaliers, Cleveland Cavaliers (6 PPG/5 RPG) 4.

Pau Gasol: Spurs, San Antonio Spurs (7 PPG), Pau Gaso: Heat, Mike Miller: Bucks, J.J. Redick: Wizards, Jimmy Butler: Bulls.


Karl-Anthony Towns: Timberwolves, Minnesota Timberwolves (6 RPG, 5 APG) 6.

Stephen Curry: Warriors, Golden State Warriors (5.5 PPG / 3 RPG) 7.

Kawhi Leonard: Spurs: Spurs’ Kawhi has been the biggest breakout star of the season.

He averaged 25.9 points per game, 6.5 assists and 1.7 steals.


Draymond Green: Warriors: Green has been a revelation, averaging 17.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1,067.5 minutes.


Kyrie Irving: Cavs: The Cavs have been a monster and the best team in the league this season.


Anthony Davis: Pelicans: Davis has been outstanding for the Pelicans.

He’s averaging 18.4 points, 7.3 assists and 2,039.7 minutes.


Stephen Jackson: Kings: Jackson has been phenomenal for the Kings, averaging 18 points, 5.6 assists and 7.1 rebounds.


Blake Griffin: Clippers: Griffin is averaging 25.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocks.


Kevin Durant: Warriors (6-5): Durant has been unstoppable for the Warriors.

He averages 23.5 points, 11.7 assists and 3,547.9 minutes.


Kevin Love: Cavaliers: Love has been great for the Cavaliers, averaging 23.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocks.


DeMarcus Cousins: Kings (6:30 p.m.): Cousins has been an all-star this season for the Memphis Grizzlies.


Dwyane Wade: Heat: Wade is averaging 20.3 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots.


J.R. Smith: Pistons: Smith has been amazing for the Pistons.

He has averaged 25 points, 4.9 assists and 439.2 minutes.


Damian Jones: Hornets: Jones has been fantastic for the Hornets, averaging 19.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks.


Andrew Wiggins: Timberwolves: Wiggins is averaging 18 rebounds and 8.4 assists.


Andrew Bogut: Blazers: Bogut has been excellent for the Blazers, averaging 24.4 minutes and 4 blocks.


Andre Drummond: Pistons (9:30 a.m.: 7:15 p. m.): Drummond has been terrific for the Detroit Pistons, averaging 22.9 PPG and 5-of-7 shooting.


Kemba Walker: Hornets (9 p. them.): Walker has been brilliant for the Charlotte Hornets, scoring 23.3 per game and grabbing 14.7 rebounds.


DeAndre Jordan: Mavericks: Jordan has been incredible for the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 16.5 PTS, 9.2 rebounds and 6.6 blocks.


Tyreke Evans: Raptors: Evans has been stellar for the Toronto Raptors, averaging 21.8 rebounds and 7 blocks.


Paul Millsap: Hawks: Millsap has been sensational for the Atlanta Hawks, averaging 13.3 ppg and 7-of–10 shooting.


Isaiah Canaan: Celtics (9 a. m.: 9:30 am.): Canaan has been good for the Celtics, averaging 14.5 ppg, 6-of—10 shooting and grabbing 8.8 boards.


Chris Paul: Spurs (9 an. m.): Paul has been spectacular for the Spurs, averaging 20 ppg on 57.6 percent shooting, 8-of 20 shooting and 6-for-9 shooting.


Marcus Smart: Nuggets: Smart has been awesome for the Denver Nuggets, averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds.


Nikola Jokic: Warriors (+1): Jokics has been magnificent for the Golden State Golden State, averaging 28 points and 12 rebounds.


DeMar DeRozan: Raptors (+2): DeRuzan has been superb for the Raptors, scoring 26.8 ppg while grabbing 9.8 assists.


Kawha Leonard: Hawks (+3): Leonard has been tremendous for the Hawks, scoring 22.3, 8 rebounds and 12 blocks.


Paul George: Pacers (+4): George has been unbelievable for