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Top 10 Basketball Stars of 2024 NBA Playoffs

The 2024 NBA Playoffs is giving basketball stars a moment to shine on the court. The fresh start to the NBA Playoffs has left a lot of speculation about the brightest athletes of this season. Many pro players are dribbling the ball to boost the points they can score in each game.

Here are the top 10 basketball stars of 2024 NBA Playoffs.

Jalen Brunson

Jalen Brunson is the shooting guard of the New York Knicks. At 6 feet and 1 inch, he has dominated the NBA Playoffs. In just 9 matches, Jalen Brunson has achieved 34.6 points per game (ppg), 3.9 rebounds per game (rpg), and 7.9 assists per game (apg).

He has signed a 4-year contract with the New York Knicks for $104 million. In the recent home match, Jalen Brunson played a pivotal role in helping the New York Knicks win against the Indiana Pacers. He scored 29 points in 32 minutes during the match for the New York Knicks.

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid was drafted into the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014. The 30-year-old basketball player was voted as the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2023. He is also a 7 time NBA All-Star, 5 time member of the All-NBA Team, and a 2 time NBA Scoring Champio

Known as “The Process”, Joel Embiid has appeared in over 433 matches for the Philadelphia 76ers. In the 2024 NBA Playoffs, Joel Embiid has gained 33 ppg from 6 matches. He scored most of his points from the 8-16 feet distance on the basketball court.

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard is among the latest additions to the Milwaukee Bucks. Within a year of his joining, Damian Lillard has become a reliable point guard for his team. He has 31.3 ppg from 4 matches in the 2024 NBA Playoffs. Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis, and Brook Lopez are teammates from the Milwaukee Bucks who love playing ball with Damian Lillard.

In his initial year in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard became the Rookie of the Year. He is one of only 3 players to reach 8,000 career points in his first 5 seasons in the NBA. He also won the Magic Johnson award in 2017 for his athletic abilities.

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards has played for the Minnesota Timberwolves for over 3 years. Presently, he has appeared in 7 matches in the 2024 NBA Playoffs with 30.4 ppg. Anthony Edwards was the highest scorer in the recent away match for Minnesota Timberwolves against Denver Nuggets on May 7, 2024. He shot 27 points and 2 rebounds to help his team win the Playoff game with a score of 106-80.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Anthony Edwards was a part of the United States national team. He scored an average of 18.9 ppg for the national team during the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Tyrese Maxey

Tyrese Maxey is a 23-year-old shooting guard. He signed with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2020 for his rookie season. Tyrese Maxey played his first match for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Washington Wizards and scored 6 points in the game. He has played 41 Playoff games in his entire career.

His highest score in a match was against the New York Knicks, putting 46 points through the hoops. Tyrese Maxey won the 2023-2024 NBA Most Improved Player award.

Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell is a 5 time NBA All-Star. He is a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and has 29.2 ppg in the 2024 NBA Playoffs. Previously, Donovan Mitchell has also played for the Utah Jazz. He has also won the Slam Dunk Contest in 2018.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a prime basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has maintained 28.5 ppg from 6 matches in the Playoffs this season. Teammates like Chet Holmgren and Jalen Williams trust Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to take the Oklahoma City Thunder to the championship finals with his performance.

Luka Dončić

Luka Dončić plays the forward guard for the Dallas Mavericks. In 8 matches this season, Luka Dončić has managed to score 28.4 ppg for his NBA team. He has won the NBA Player of the Week 13 times and NBA Rookie of the Month 5 times in his career.

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is the forward center for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is 6 feet and 10 inches tall, giving him plenty of height to score 27.8 ppg during the 2024 NBA Playoffs. Anthony Davis takes most of his shots from within 8 feet of the basketball hoop.

LeBron James

LeBron James is one of the greatest basketball stars of all-time. He has appeared in 10 NBA Finals, 4 NBA Championships, and won the inaugural 2023 NBA Cup. Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers are the teams that LeBron James has been a part of in the NBA.

He has played 5 NBA Playoff games with 27.8 ppg this season for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James has won the NBA MVP award 4 times in his career. He has also won the NBA championship title 4 times, making him a top basketball player to watch during matches.

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