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NBA Playgrounds Players Guide: The Best Dunkers, Shooters, And Defenders

NBA Playgrounds Players Guide: The Best Dunkers, Shooters, And Defenders

NBA Playgrounds is stacked with some of the NBA’s all-time greats, but there are plenty of “Common” players with great stats to help guide you to victory.

A nice balance between 3-point shooting, dunking, and stealing/blocking will go a long way towards help you easily get through tournaments and online matches.

It’s going to take you a while to get some of the Legends listed below, but we’ve put together this article to help you farm card packs and unlock every player a little bit faster.

Part of what makes NBA Playgrounds so much fun is the extravagance of it all, so always try to have a really good dunker in your team, preferably one that doubles as a good blocker or rebounder. Shawn Kemp is a good example here, because he can come out big on both ends of the court. A lot of the game’s best dunkers aren’t really good blockers or rebounders, but many have a high steal rating.

If you go with a player like Drexler that has a high dunk and steal rating, you can settle for a good 3-point star like a Nowitzki, who is fairly well-rounded, but for some reason doesn’t have a very high block or rebound stat.

So who are the best dunkers, blockers, stealers, and long-range shooters in NBA Playgrounds? Let’s take a look.

Best Dunkers

Clyde Drexler – Portland Trailblazers

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
9 7 8 7 2 7 5 5 Common

Dominique Wilkins – Atlanta Hawks

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
10 6 7 4 3 7 7 5 Epic


Spud Webb – Atlanta Hawks

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
8 5 8 8 2 10 8 3 Epic


Larry Johnson – Charlotte Hornets

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
8 7 8 2 2 7 8 8 Common

LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
10 6 8 5 3 7 8 6 Legend


Shawn Kemp – Cleveland Cavaliers

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
9 4 8 4 5 7 3 9 Common

Paul George – Indiana Pacers

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
8 8 7 7 2 7 8 4 Common

Scottie Pippen – Chicago Bulls

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
9 7 8 9 1 7 6 4 Legend

Alex English – Denver Nuggets

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
9 5 9 5 2 7 6 5 Common

Aaron Gordon – Orlando Magic

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
9 4 7 5 4 7 6 7 Common

Walt Frazier – New York Knicks

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
8 8 10 7 2 7 6 2 Epic

Blake Griffin – LA Clippers

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
10 6 9 5 3 7 4 5 Common


Zach LaVine – Minnesota Timberwolves

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
9 7 7 7 2 7 7 3 Common

 

Best Defenders (Steals)

Jason Kidd – Dallas Mavericks

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
3 7 8 10 1 7 9 5 Epic

Jeremy Lin – Brooklyn Nets

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
3 8 8 9 2 7 9 3 Common

Maurice Cheeks – Brooklyn Nets

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
4 7 8 9 1 10 10 3 Common

John Stockton – Utah Jazz

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
2 9 9 10 2 10 8 3 Epic

Chris Paul – LA Clippers

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
2 7 9 9 3 10 9 4 Common


Mike Conley Jr.

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
4 7 7 9 2 10 9 4 Common


Ricky Rubio

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
3 5 6 10 4 7 7 3 Common


Allen Iverson

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
6 7 8 9 3 10 9 3 Legend


Patrick Beverley – Houston Rockets

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
3 7 8 9 3 10 9 3 Common


Scottie Pippen – Chicago Bulls

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
9 7 8 9 1 7 6 4

Best Blockers

Bill Russell – Boston Celtics

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
5 1 6 6 10 7 5 10

Robert Perish – Chicago Bulls

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
5 2 8 5 9 5 4 10 Epic

Roy Hibbert – Denver Nuggets

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
6 2 6 4 9 5 6 9 Common

Hassan Whiteside – Miami Heat

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
6 2 8 3 9 5 5 9 Common

Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
5 6 7 6 10 5 3 6 Common

David Robinson – San Antonio Spurs

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
7 2 8 4 10 5 6 7 Epic

Rudy Gobert – Utah Jazz

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
4 2 7 6 10 5 4 9 Common

 

Best 3-Point Shooters

Dell Curry – Charlotte Hornets

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
4 9 9 7 2 7 6 5 Common

Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
4 9 9 7 3 5 5 5 Legend

Chris Mullen – Golden State Warriors

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
3 9 9 7 3 7 6 5 Common

Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
3 10 9 8 2 7 9 4 Legend

Ray Allen – Milwaukee Bucks

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
4 10 9 7 2 7 7 4 Common

CJ McCollum – Portland Trailerblazers

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
1 9 9 5 5 7 9 4 Common

John Stockton – Utah Jazz

Dunk 3-Pts 2-Pts Steal Blocks Speed Stamina Rebound Rarity
2 9 9 10 2 10 8 3 Epic
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