May 15, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) defends Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) in the second half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Top 100 Players 2013-14: 50-41

We’re down to the final 50!  Now it gets easier… right? Not a chance as predicting which stars will step it up or move back a step.  Should be fun and as always if you missed the others here they are: 91-100, 81-90, 71-80, 61-70, 51-60.

50- Joe Johnson (Brooklyn Nets)

With the addition of Pierce and Garnett things might open up for Johnson as Brooklyn looks to take down Miami… and I think they will.

49- Jeff Green (Boston Celtics)

Green came on last year and showed why he is the real deal.  Expect Green to spoil Boston’s plan in trying to tank for Wiggins.

48- Lamarcus Aldridge (Portland Trailblazers)

Yes Aldridge is 48 and yes he is behind Lillard and Batum.  I have my reasons and they mainly revolve around that I’m hesitant he plays more than 60 games a year.

47- Nicolas Batum (Portland Trailblazers)

I love Batum’s game and I think he moves it up this year as Portland could definitely make a push for the playoffs with the added depth they’ve accumulated.

46- Nikola Pekovic (Minnesota Timberwolves)

He’s a beast and with the new contract I’m sure he will work hard to prove he’s worth it.

45- Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets)

Fast and knows how to break down a defense.  Him and Faried will run teams out of the gym by themselves.

44- John Wall (Washington Wizards)

The Wizards are above .500 when John Wall plays.  Enough said.

43- Josh Smith (Detroit Pistons)

New scenery with a logjam among the bigs.  Smith will get his time and numbers, just like he got his contract.

42- Al Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats)

One dimensional but will score 25-30 a game in Charlotte as he will bring them close to the playoffs.

41- Carlos Boozer (Chicago Bulls)

He came on strong last year in the absence of D Rose and now with Rose back Boozer hopefully will be even better.

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